SMITH Joseph Eugene Smith, age 66, of Carroll, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born November 26, 1946 to Walter and Vivian Smith in Columbus, Ohio. Joseph was a highly decorated veteran proudly serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked at A.E.P. as a machinist for 42 years and was serving as a Bloom Township Trustee in his 28th year. Joseph had several memberships including V.F.W. Post #7941, Bloom Township Fire Department and E.M.S, American Legion Post #677 and Lithopolis Methodist Church. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, working in the yard and most of all, spending quality time with his grandchildren and family. He is preceded in death by his father Walter Page. Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Patricia Smith; daughter, Kerri Balog; son, Jason (Amber) Smith; two grandchildren, Mikaylie Smith and Austin Smith; mother, Vivian Smith; sister, Marilyn (Gary) Ripley; brother, Gary (Avis) Smith; two nieces, Susan Ripley and Theresa (Scott) Richardson; one nephew, Scott Smith and several cousins. Friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 4, at the DWAYNE SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 650 West Waterloo St, Canal Winchester, where a funeral service officiated by Rev. Ken Marckel will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Interment will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 3, 2013