Joe M. Smith
1937 - 2020
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Joe M. Smith, 83, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Miller's Merry Manor.
He was born in Hartford City on January 7, 1937 to Audley and Mary (Yount) Smith and graduated from Hartford City High School in 1955.
He married Janet Douglas on July 25, 1958 in Fort Wayne. Her death occurred March 28, 2014.
Joe was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hartford City and had retired from General Motors/Delco in Kokomo, after thirty years of employment.
Survivors include a daughter, Lora Smith; 2 sons, Chris (Natalie) Smith and Brett Smith; Three grandchildren, Zacharrie, Cameron and Nathan Smith.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Curtis, on October 22, 2018; 3 sisters, Betty Embry, Audrey Dearduff and Edna Barber as well as six brothers, Van, Robert, Curtis, Francis, Jack and Gene Smith.
Private services and burial at the Hartford City Cemetery are being handled by the Waters Funeral Home 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Catholic Church or Cancer Support Group of Blackford County Community Foundation.
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Published in Hartford City News Times from Mar. 29 to Apr. 8, 2020.
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March 28, 2020
Lora Chris and Brett so sorry to see your dad had passed away. He was very much missed whenhe was no longer able to make it to Mass. After we lost are mom and dad, your parents sort of became foster parents to Anne and I. Just the way they would treat us at Mass. I wish I could tell them how much it ment to us. Also Christmas Eve Mass was one of my favorites because I might see the Smith kids . God bless and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Scott Hutson
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