Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — MILO, Mo. — Joseph R. Smith, Sr., 77, left his earthly home in Milo, Mo., July 19, 2013, to begin his “How ya dooin’” reunion with previously departed family and friends.
Waiting to greet him were his parents, Clarence and Mary; brother, Norman; and his children, Doug and Mike Smith and Deb Radcliffe.
Joe’s legacy will be remembered by his wife, Gloria; dog, Molly; sons, Dave (Pam), Joe Jr. (Diane); daughter Kristine; and many grandchildren. Joe will also live on in the lives of the many AA members he mentored in his 38 year fellowship. There will forever be a vacancy for Joe and “Lil Debbie” at the Buckley, Mich., and Portland, Ind., Old Engine Shows. He will be missed.
Services were held July 24, 2013, in Nevada, Mo.