Joel Brown Smith Sr., 77, of Chesterfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Born in Johnston County, N.C., he was the son of the late Loomis Melvin Smith and Elizabeth Gallion Peden. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Loomis Emory Smith; and sister, Lenora Elizabeth Crotts. Mr. Smith was a hardworking man who loved the Lord and his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley Jones Smith; daughter, Elizabeth Harrison and her husband, Chris; two sons, Emory Smith and Joel Smith Jr.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and numerous other extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Chester Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058, or the , 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

J.T. Morriss & Son Incorporated
3050 West Hundred Road Chester, VA 23831
(804) 748-2500

Published in The Progress-Index on Apr. 10, 2014