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John Tyler Smith

John Tyler Smith ohn "Tyler" Smith, 42, of York, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. Born in Lancaster, he was son of James H. Smith, Marietta and Alexis (Kern) wife of William Rutledge, Holtwood.

A graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School and Millersville University, he was employed by Best Buy Mobile. A talented artist, he enjoyed all things basketball, Michael "MJ" Jordan and Marvell Comics.

In addition to his parents are his loving companion, Danielle Gauldin, his beloved son, Nicholas "Cole" Smith; stepchildren, Jackson and Ashlyn Gauldin; and sister, Tammy Sue wife of James Lilly. His nieces, Brittany Long and Kiersten Johnson and great nephews, Bryan and Dior also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 935 E. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602 with the Rev. Roseann Goldberg-Taylor, officiating. A visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. At the request of the family, kindly omit flowers. Contributions to the John Tyler Smith Memorial Fund in benefit of Nicholas Stanley Smith, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 50 Haines Road, York, PA 17402 would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.


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