Joseph "Joe" Dale Smith, 60, of Keokuk, passed away at his home Monday, August 26, 2019.
Joe was born on February 21, 1959, to James and Rosa Ann Briggs Smith in Keokuk.
Joe was a lifelong resident of Keokuk. He obtained his GED and worked as a welder and semi driver for Sheller Globe, Wabash, Pinnacle and Crop Production. He was a member of First Christian Church. He enjoyed ride 4 wheelers, hunting, fishing, target shooting, auto racing, bowling and raising farm animals. Joe loved his nieces and nephews greatly and loved to tease his great niece, Genna Edmondson.
Joe is survived by his son; Scott (Shannon) Smith of Montrose, IA, three brothers; Jim (Bonnie) Smith of Camp Point, IL, Larry (Sue) Smith of Keokuk, Bill Mann of Ankeny, IA, six nieces and nephews; Tanya (Tony) Branson of Kahoka, MO, Brandy Smith of Kahoka, Misty (Adam) Scott of Ursa, IL, Christopher (Nicci) Smith of Omaha, NE, Bill (Amber) Mann of Pleasantville, IA, Kim Pfaff of Kansas City, MO, and great nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.
Graveside services for Joe will be Thursday, August, 29, 2019, 2 pm at Sand Cemetery in St. Francisville, MO, with Reverend Christopher Smith officiating.
Tributes and condolences may be entered at dejongsfuneralhomes.com.
Sorry to hear about your dads passing Bethany Freeman iam hear if you need anything.
So very sorry to all the family. Rest in Peace Joe.
RIP Joe. My sincere condolences to the family. I have so many memories of us picking on each other at the bowling alley. You will be missed!
Rest in peace Joe. I didnt meet you until I was 17 but glad we got the chance to reunite and get to know one another so I got the chance to know a part of the other half of me. Fly high time is so short and precious. Rest in peace
Lots of Love
Sorry for your lost I knew Joe all my life my brother Ross ran round with all the boys . Are family send prays in your time of lost of your love one
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family at this difficult time. Joe’s parents and my parents were friends. I have know Joe nearly my whole life. RIP
Becky (Jump) VanDenBroek
I was just looking at my wedding album the other night and remember Joe saying I'm not going to wear a tux, but guess what, he wore a tux. lol RIP good buddy, will miss you. Hope you and Sidney are enjoying each others company in heaven.
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