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David Joseph (Jody) Smithers, 41, Liberty, KY (1979-2021)

David Joseph "Jody" Smithers of Liberty passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Casey County Hospital. He was 41 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Reggie Tipton and Bro. Phillip Coffman officiating. Burial will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET to 8pmET on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) when you arrive at the funeral home. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings ARE required.

Born on December 6, 1979, in Danville, he was a son of Charles David Smithers of Liberty and Bernice Buck Coffman of Hustonville. Jody was a former HVAC Journeyman for Smith's HVAC. He also formerly worked for Boyle Heating and Air and ATR in Danville. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his children.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Dakota (and Hannah Snow) Smithers, McKenzie (and Chad Horton) Smithers, Briley Smithers, and Shelby Smithers, all of Liberty; maternal grandmother, Joyce Buck Derringer of Liberty; a sister, Melissa (and Chris) Brown of Liberty; three grandchildren, Oakley, Raquel, and Karson; and the mother of his children, Nikki Smithers.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to his children. Donations can be brought to the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Albert Buck, Joe Wethington, Chad Horton, Dallas Patten, Randy Buck, and Johnny Buck.

Arrangements for Jody Smithers are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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David Joseph (Jody) Smithers, 41, Liberty, KY (1979-2021)

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