Joe (Joseph Daniel) Smith, 78, of Shelbyville, TX passed away Wednesday April 17, 2019 at LSU in Shreveport, LA.

Joe was born on September 2, 1940, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the son of William J. Smith and Eleanor S. Griffiths.

Joe is survived by his wife, Linda of Shelbyville, TX; two sons, Jason D. (Jennifer) Smith of Jacksonville, IL and Jeffrey J. Smith of Shelbyville, TX; five daughters, Janice C. (Roy) Russell of Vidor, TX, Elizabeth, Isabella, Carly, Abby Montgomery of Shelbyville, TX; four grandchildren, Garry E. Williams of Springfield, IL, Christina M. (Josh) Fallis of Modesto, IL, Miranda Williams of Virginia, IL, and Julian Smith of Urbana, IL; great-grandchildren, Gwendalyn, Scarlett and Jameson; Jaiden and Cameryn Fallis; sister, Jean (Eleanor) Hohimer of Waco, TX; brother, BJ (William) Smith (Maryetta) of Springfield, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; birth father, Fred (Fredrow) Norris; and a grandson, Sgt. Aubrey D. Williams, U.S. Marine Corps.

Joe retired from Local Ironworkers #46.  He was an owner of Linda’s Walleye Wagon, Pizza-N-Stuff in Salisbury, and The Last Stand Tavern in Pleasant Plains.  He was a past member of 23 BC Club.

Joe loved fishing, vehicle restoration, NASCAR, and spending time with his family.  He was known to be a “Jack of All Trades” and “Master of Everything”.

Joe served for the US Navy.


Services are pending.

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