ORRVILLLE — Jonathan Daniel Markley, age 24, of Orrville, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at his home in Orrville.
Jon was born on August 27, 1997, in Canton, to Walter and Deborah (Hoover) Markley, graduated from Orrville High School in 2016 and worked as auto mechanic.
He enjoyed drifting, working on anything with a motor, and just simply being outdoors. Jon had a big grin, a ready laugh, and could light up a garage. He will be remembered as fiercely loyal, quick to help and attentive to others needs. Most of all, Jon loved his family; his greatest pride in life was being a father.
Surviving are his partner, Sydney-Paige Obenauer; daughter, Lennon Fae Markley; his dog, Naga; and parents, Walt and Debi Markley, all of Orrville; sister, Allyson Davisson of Chicago, IL; brother, Jacob Markley of Ashland; and maternal grandparents, Bill and Mary Hoover of Orrville.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Melvin E. Markley.
A Celebration of Jon’s Life will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to benefit his daughter, Lennon, c/o Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, OH 44667.
Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.