Jared (Jerry) McCroskey, 83 - Smithville

Jared (Jerry) McCroskey, 83 years old, of Smithville, W.Va, passed away at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA on September 16, 2015.

He was born in Wirt County and was the son of the late Burton and Goldie (Mills) McCroskey of Elizabeth W.Va.

He served in the Air Force and was a very proud veteran. He retired from Troy Mills in Harrisville, W.Va.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Carolyn (Jones) McCroskey; three children, Brian McCroskey (Lynn Ellis) of New Cumberland, W.Va., Jared (Belinda) McCroskey II of Ellenboro, W.Va., Charles (Michelle) McCroskey of Smithville; eight grandchildren, Brittany, Nick, Jared (J.T), Alyssa, Olivia, Tristan, Zack, Holly; one great-grandchild Kohen; one sister, Janice Jones of Harrison County, W.V.; one brother Burton McCroskey of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and his loving dog Smokey.

A Celebration of Life will take place at the Smithville Community building on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at 2 p.m.

We would like to send an extended thank you to Pastor Ken Heiney from Prosperity Baptist Church in Big Springs W.Va. for officiating the ceremony, and the churches, friends and family for the food, donations and hospitality.

Stump Funeral Home of Grantsville has been entrusted with the handling of final arrangements for Mr. McCroskey.