Joe Smith Jr., 80 of Benton, KY passed away at 4:20PM Friday, May 17, 2013 at Morningside Assisted Living. Joe retired from Air Products were he was a chemical operator. He was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp having served in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Walston Smith of Benton, KY; three daughters, Deborah Larson of Paducah, KY; Kim Flood of Paducah, KY and Joyce Pace of Benton, KY; four grandchildren, Nicole Larson Russell of Houston, TX; Shawn Larson of Paducah, KY; Chase Flood of Louisville, KY and Ashley Pace Dunn of Mooresville, NC; two great grandchildren, Reese Dunn and Samuel Russell and one sister, Betsy Pruitt of Calvert City, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joe Smith Sr. and Irene Nichols Smith.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Monday, May 20, 2013 at Marshall County Memory Gardens. Rev. Bill Ramsey will officiate and burial with military rites will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens. Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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