Jeffery Plumley

March 22, 1946November 18, 2020

Plumley, Jeffery Paul, went to his eternal rest on November 18, 2020. He is the beloved husband of Penny (Penelope) Chase Plumley and Hero Dad to Rena Zarkovi, Lanexa, Va., Kristen Palmatier, Beavercreek, Oh, John Jeffery(Amanda) Plumley, Pocahontas, AR and Sarah(Tracy) Stoughton, Beavercreek, Oh. Jeff was born in Engjewood, NJ on March 22, 1946 to Lloyd and Vera Plumley. At 6 weeks old they moved to Leonardsville, NY, where he grew to love the farm land and the outdoors. Jeff started his DOD Firefighter career at the Watervielt Arsenal, Watervielt, NY, in 1976, transferring to Griffis AFB, Rome, NY, until the base closure in 1996 and transferred to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Va where he retired in 2001. Jeff enjoyed exploring the NY State Lands and the ledges in Leonardsville, outdoor activities, being a Mr. Fixit, volunteering at church, fire department and community. His special place growing up and as an adult was Long Lake, NY. The loves of his life were his wife, Penny, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, He was predeceased by his parents and loving granddaughter, Shelby Plumley.of Pocahontas, AR. Besides, his wife and children, he leaves behind his beloved grandchildren(he was loved as Papa) Nicktoria Palmatier, Oh, Megan Zarkovi, Va,Brittney (Tori) Palmatier Nagel, Oh, Ryan Zarkovi, Va, Erin (Hunter) Zarkovi Boswell, Hill AFB, Cheyanne Plumley, Ar , Remington Plumley, Ar ,Derek Stoughton, Oh, Landon Stoughton, Oh and Alaina Stoughton, Oh. Great grandchildren Orlando Palmatier Nagel, Oh and Ryleigh Nagel, Oh and two sisters, Carolyn Mannix, Oneida, NY and Phyllis Newton, West Winfield, NY, along with many nieces, nephews, friends and a brotherhood of Fire Fighters. Jeff had a great love of family, God and country, proudly serving all 3. He was a proud veteran, servicing four years in the Air Force. We will be together again!!! There will be a celebration of Jeff’s life in honor of his birthday on March 20, 2021 at Aley United Methodist Church, Beavercreek, Oh at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers please consider Aley U.M.Curch, Beavercreek, Oh, or the charity of your choice.


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Rob Watson

November 22, 2020

Jeffrey and I were classmates at Leonardsville Central School from kindergarten through ninth grade when my family moved away. He was a person of integrity even back then and I enjoyed being his friend. So sorry for your loss.

Megan Zrakovi

November 19, 2020

The best Papa anyone could ever ask for💗 I will miss you terribly, but will forever cherish the memories.

Brittney Nagel

November 19, 2020

Best grandpa a girl could ask for! I love you Papa 💕

Linda Williams

November 19, 2020

Dear Penny and family - I have many memories of Jeff when he was in high school and when he worked on the farm with my Dad and brother. Truly sorry for your loss.

Erin Boswell

November 19, 2020

The best papa around. Thankful to have known and loved him

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