November 13, 2013

Joseph 'Joe' A. Smith


---- — Joseph ‘Joe’ A. Smith

MUNCIE — Joseph “Joe” A. Smith, 74, Muncie, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 2013, at the Indiana University Ball Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1938, in Logansport, the son of Woodrow B. and Marjorie Josephine (Hizer) Smith.

Mr. Smith graduated from Logansport High School in 1956 and later attended both Indiana University Kokomo and Purdue University, majoring in business. Joe married Ollie Jo (Warford) Smith on Feb. 17, 2001, in Muncie, and she survives. He had worked as an insurance agent for Western Southern Life Insurance Co. for approximately eight years prior to his retirement. Mr. Smith also had worked for the Albany Golf Course as a pro shop attendant for approximately 12 years, part time.

Joe was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, the Elks, Eagles and the Independent Order of Foresters as well. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and tennis. Mr. Smith was proud to be a Purdue Alumni Booster and had attended the North Side Assembly of God.

Besides his wife of 12 years, Ollie Jo, he is survived by three daughters, Laura McKinney (husband Gary), Panama City, Fla., Terri Stringfellow (husband David), Richardson, Texas, and JoLynne Hall (husband Greg), Adrian, Mich.; four step children, Tony Moody, Tonya Walker, both of Muncie, Todd Moody (wife Annabelle) Yankton, S.D., and Tina Gibson (husband Kevin), Luray; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Megan, in 1993.

Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Parson Mortuary, Muncie, with Pastor Carlton Bowden officiating. A Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Cremation is to take place.

Friends may call at the Parson Mortuary from 4 p.m. until service time at 6 p.m Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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