Joe Smart CLOVER - Mr. Joe Allen Smart, 73, of 305 Valley Avenue, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Hospice & Community Care, Rock Hill, S.C. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Clover Wesleyan Church, with the Revs. Adrian Ballard and Wayne Spear officiating. Interment will be in Woodside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, S.C. Mr. Smart was born Oct. 9, 1940, in Clover, S.C., to the late Grover and Thelma Humphries Smart. He was a 1974 graduate of Clover High School, graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in 1984 with a Law Enforcement degree and graduated from the Southern Police Institute, Louisville Ky., in 1987. He was with the Clover Police Department from 1963 to 1969 and joined the York County Sheriff's Department in 1969. He was later promoted to captain in charge of the investigative department and retired from the Sheriff's Department on April 12, 1991. From 1991 until 2001, he was the chief of security for the River Hills Community Association. Mr. Smart was a member of the Clover Wesleyan Church, Sunday school superintendent and on the local Board of Administration. He served on the Clover Town Council from 1996 to 1999, and was a member of Clover Alpine Lodge 208, Masonic Lodge and S.C. Law Enforcement Association. He was honorable discharged from the S.C. Army National Guard in 1969. The family would like to express their thanks to the care givers with Hospice & Community Care for the excellent care. Survivors are his wife, Evelyn Huskey Smart; daughter, Melissa Jo Smart Whitley and husband, John; and grandchildren, Dylan Scott Rose and Jeremy Chase Whitley. Memorials may be made to the Clover Wesleyan Church, 102 Parkview Ln., Clover, SC 29710 or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 998, Rock Hill, SC 29731. M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, S.C., is serving the family of Mr. Smart. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mlfordsons.com.
Published in The Herald on Feb. 25, 2014