Jered Lee Smith, It is with a heavy heart that we share this news. One of our lifelong choir members has joined the chorus in the sky. You will be SO missed, John Bromet aka the Peace Wizard. “I can’t think of anyone I’ve ever met that spread more joy, loved more openly and fully, and lifted those around them more than our very own Peace Wizard.” -Dustin
a resident of Springfield, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of his own home on March 30, 2023. He was 35 years old. On September 10, 1987, he came into the world in Springfield to meet his parents, Brian and Wendee (Wade). They are the parents of him. Jered enlisted in the United States Air Force after receiving his diploma from Springfield North High School in 2006. He was a member of the United States Air Force’s security forces from 2006 until 2009. During that time, he was posted in Oklahoma as part of his military service. Throughout this time frame, he worked for Navistar International as an employee.
Jered is survived by his parents; his siblings, Lakin (Tyler) Kibler, Austin (Jessica) Smith, and Owen Smith; and his nephews, Wade and Wesley Kibler, and Baby Kibler. He is also survived by his niece, Baby Kibler. Jered was the eldest of his two brothers and one sister. In addition, his beloved canine companion, Charlie, as well as his grandparents Janice and Karl Johnston, great-aunts and uncles Rick (Marcia) Wade and Jerri (Scott) Dyke, aunts and uncles Kevin (Christine) Smith, Buck Wade and Tami Grove, Lori Shumaker, Keri (Bruce) Smith, and Andy (Courtney) Wade, and a number of cousins, are among those who are left behind. In addition to them, he is survived by his parents and grandparents. His maternal great grandparents, Harry and Wilma Kime and Wally and Clarabel Wade, as well as his maternal great aunt Dianne Wade and maternal great uncle Jay Wade all passed away before he was born. His maternal grandparents, Gary and Dorothy Wade, also passed away before he was born.
Jered cherished the time he spent with Charlie, his brother nights with Austin and Owen, watching movies and quoting lines from them, watching television shows with his mother and father, spending time with Wade, Wesley, and other close friends, collecting shoes, and eating a wide variety of foods. He also enjoyed eating a wide variety of foods and collecting a wide variety of shoes. He was a passionate supporter of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Bengals, and Cincinnati Reds sports teams. At the UAW Local 402 Hall on the afternoon of Saturday, April 15, 2023, from one to four o’clock in the afternoon, there will be a memorial service held in Jered’s honor to celebrate his life. The family requests that you wear, in addition to your Jordans, any apparel associated with the Buckeyes, Bengals, or Reds (if you have some).