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Joseph " Joe" Smith

Born: Sat., Aug. 5, 1961
Died: Thu., Jan. 23, 2014


Visitation

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 27, 2014
Location: Chandler Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 28, 2014
Location: Chandler Funeral Home Chapel


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Joseph E. “Joe” Smith age 52, of Caldwell passed away peacefully at home Thursday January 23, 2014 surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous 10 month battle with cancer. He was born August 5, 1961 in Guernsey County, Ohio a son of the late Ross B. and Dorothy McKee Smith.

Joe will always be remembered as a very loving, hardworking, and devoted family man who loved to smile and laugh. He was very active volunteering in his community as a T-Ball Coach, 4-H Advisor and a member of the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department. He was the former president of the Noble County 4-H Council and was a member of the Caldwell Exempted Village School Board. Joe was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns Fan.

Joe enjoyed his work as a truck driver for the Noble County Highway Department for 23 years. He also liked being outside filling his bird feeders, planting sunflowers with his granddaughter, Raegan, and maintaining his lawn to perfection. As a father, Joe seldom missed an opportunity to support his children and grandchildren in all their activities.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law Gary Stack and a niece Jennifer Hickman.

He was loved and will be missed by his family, wife of 33 years, Louise Stack Smith, whom he married June 7, 1980; 1 daughter Heather (Sean) Frizzell of Cumberland; 1 son Joseph “Joey” (Sherry) Smith of Shadyside; 4 grandchildren Raegan, Abe, Samantha and Gwyn; 1 sister Barbara Smith of Cambridge; 1 brother David Smith of Cambridge; mother-in-law Marilyn (Dave) Carsey of Caldwell; 2 sisters-in-law, Lori (Larry) Askew of Strasburg and Lisa (Danny) Leasure of Caldwell. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received Monday January 27, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A funeral service will be held Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Aaron Bounds Officiating. Burial will follow in Olive Cemetery in Caldwell.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to the Noble County Relay for Life.

 

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PJ and Annette Thomas
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in peace friend you have earned your wings. P.J. and Annette

Tammie Archer
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
My heart goes out to the entire family. I have always admired the closeness of your family. I can only imagine how great this lose is to you.

Nancy Burbacher
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
My sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of Joe's family. He will be remembered fondly by all those who knew him.

Diane Hupp Cox
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
So sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.


Sheils baker
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great man. thoughts and prayers to the family.

joyce baker
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
im so sorry for your loss Joe was a great guy

Doug & Vicky Cross
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family at this time.

SANDY ARCHER
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss!! JOE was so loved and never meet a stranger. HE EARNED HIS WINGS !!!!!

Kaci (Bond) Winland
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
All my love and prayers through this terrible time! Joe was a wonderful man and perfect Grampy! May God be with you all.

Uncle Rick & Aunt Sevim McMillen
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
We are going to miss him so much, he has been a big part of this family from the very frist time Louise started dateing him, he just fit right in, like he had always been there. Our thoughts are with you.

Mike and Cathy Moore
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Our county lost a funny man. As sick as he was he could always make people laugh. Prayers and comfort to all of you!!

Debbie McKelvey
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Thoughts and Prayers to the Family

theresa mckown
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
I would like to express my sympathy at this time to Joe's family. He was a remarkable man, one of the nicest people I have ever met.

victoria erb
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU ALL ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS..

Roger &Alberta Bates
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Smith family.
Thinking of you Barb.
Roger & Alberta Bates

Dave Shackle
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Joe, my friend. You will be missed deeply by your family, co-workers and friends. You are at rest and peace now. The good Lord is with your family and giving them comfort as they close one and open a new chapter of there lives. May god give you all strength.

Jim and Julie Moore
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Our hearts go out to you at this time for your loss. Joe was such a good man and we thought alot of him. He always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God be with you and comfort you and give you the strength you need. God Bless!!

Diane (Bates) Fogle
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Joe certainly has earned his WINGS !!I'll miss him ! I Graduated High School with Joe ! He always had a SMILE !!! & he made everyone around him SMILE ! O:) REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND !!!

carla john
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time

noble county bridge crew
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Joe was a key worker on THE BRIDGE CREW' WE CALLED THE CREW THE FOUR 'J's john james ''JOE'' jason he was a GREAT worker and FRIEND we will miss Him a great deal

denise lamp
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family....

Paul & Patty Nau
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss :( You have our deepest sympathy.

Ann Bowen
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Louise, Heather, Joey and family.....So sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you. Continued prayers....

Bill and Ruth Ellen Stoneking
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Louise and family,
Our deepest sympathy and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Sandy Hesson, Angie Wisnowski and A.J.
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Louise, Heather and Joey so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Joe was always so nice and fun to be around. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Malissa Mincks-Rossiter
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

kirby and jill foley
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Frances Creamer
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
My love and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Words can't express how sorry I am for your loss.

Iyana
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Mr. Joseph Smith. The loss of a loved one is one of the hardest and most difficult things to deal with, but we don't have to do it alone. God really cares for us (Isaiah 41:10). He even promises a time when death will be completely gone forever! (1 Corinthians 15:26). How loving our Heavenly Father is!

My deepest condolences,

Iyana

Debbie (Morrison) Loveall
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
You will be missed, prayers to your family. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. Never forget.

Debbie (Morrison) Loveall
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
You will be missed, prayers to your family. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. Never forget.

Becky Hall
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
My heart aches for you and your family. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a very special person. You are in my prayers.
Love you all.
Becky Hall

denise christmas
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
just wanted you all to know im thinking of you have kept you all in prayer last time i saw joe was at dollar general he had that wonderful smile we talked and hugged i know he is loved an missed by many he is with God now no more hurt love and prayers to all denise christmas

Amanda, Danny, & Liam Spencer
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Joe Smith. While the name Joe Smith may sound common and familiar, I mean - who doesn't know a Joe or a Smith? This man was far from common.

My uncle Joe loved life. He loved his family fiercely.

If you were 16 and hit the gas instead of the brake, which then sent a giant McDonald's trash can through the giant McDonald's parking lot fence, he loved hopping in his truck to run over and help you. If you were home alone and heard the mouse trap go off and were frozen in terror, knowing, there is NO possible way you can get off the chair until the mousey corpse is gone? What do you do? You call Uncle Joe, at night, it doesn't matter what time it is, and he hops in his truck, drives to your house, and gets rid of it for you. Maybe you finally went away to college and while living in an apartment with other poor, broke, college students, you write a nice dramatic email to your family about your bare cupboards. Guess who drives 2 hours one way with his wife, in the snow, to bring you more food than you can fit in your cupboards? Guess who also beams with pride because when you open your fridge, he realizes all you have in it is some alcohol?

Uncle Joe.

These few acts of services aren't why we love Uncle Joe so much. They are just a few personal examples of how he lived his life. Fully, selflessly, and joyfully. He pulled your ass out onto a dance floor, he made you laugh, and if you paid attention to how he treated his wife and his family, he raised the expectations you have for the men in your life.

My God, Uncle Joe. We will miss you so much.

I promise to keep a little booze in my fridge, to haul my ass out onto a few more dancefloors, and to try to enjoy the rest of my days on this Earth as much as you enjoyed yours.

Thank you for everything. I love you.

geneva bahmer
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
so sorry to here this !! my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family

Chelsie Bartnicki
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
My prayers and heart goes out to Joe's Family. I will never forget all of my memories of Joe from coaching me in Teeball and working on the road by our house and stopping to say hi. Joe was a wonderful man and a great teacher who will be truly missed.

Carla
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
So sorry for your loss. I'll always remember the years Joe was a 4-H advisor & President of 4-H Council & helping us at the fair.

Brooke Hickman and Devin Perry
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
I don't know why bad things happen to such good people, but I do know that on Thursday the world lost one of the best men I have ever known. I struggled with the words to express how important my uncle Joe was to my family, and to me, because it just doesn't seem like there are enough words to express how great of a person he was and what he meant to so many people; no amount of words could do it justice. my uncle was always the go -to person, and so very giving of his time, never expecting anything in return. His giving personality and his sense of humor will always be missed and never fully replaced. But, the great thing about my uncle is that he left us all with sooooooo many wonderful memories. (like linking arms and forcing me to skip with him through WalMart on black Friday) At times we will be mad about the way this turned out, we will feel sad, but even though he was taken from us, the memories he left will last us forever. I was able to grow up seeing how my uncle Joe treated my aunt, and therefore gain expectations for how a husband should treat his wife (good luck measuring up Devin) my uncle was a irreplaceable uncle. My wedding in May will not be the same without you, but you'll be in my heart that day, and every day after that. Let us just remember that he wouldn't want us to be so sad, but instead laugh about the fun times. I love you Uncle Joe, and you will be missed by so many people.

Heather (Sayre) Hesson
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
Although, as an adult, I haven't really been around Joe's family, I was saddened to see and hear in the recent months that he and his family were having to fight such a nasty disease. As a child, I remember Joe being an outgoing, funny, loving and caring dad to his kids and the other children he influenced. Joe and his family showed many people in this community the meaning of putting others first and serving others, and that will be remembered by many, young and old. My thoughts are with your family as you find peace in time.

Sister In-Law Lori
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
My brother in-law Joe Smith was no average Joe. He was one of the most amazing men that I have ever known. To know him was to love him. Our family was so truly blessed when he came into our lives. I was just a freshman in high school when my sister Louise started dating Joe (and no Joe I’m don’t telling them how very long ago that was lol). Our family instantly loved him. How do we go on without this amazing man in our lives? Well although it will be one of the hardest things that we ever do and there will be many tears shed and there’s no one that could ever fill the void, Joe gave us everything we need to survive without him. He taught us to Live, Laugh and Love. He lived his life making us laugh, he made everything memorable. He was such a free spirit. He was fun loving. He gave himself to anyone in need. He made a party more fun (and boy in our younger days there were a lot of those lol thanks Joe! And many of you out there know what I’m talking about.) He made our holiday gathering more fun. Any place he went he made people laugh. He lived his life to the fullest. He lit up the room. He did not know a stranger. If you bumped into Joe anywhere your day was brighter because he made you laugh. He was so very giving of his time. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. If we needed something or some kind of help who did we call? We called Joe. And that’s exactly what my children Amanda and Brooke did. If they were in trouble they called their Uncle Joe. Joe would call me and say Lori She’s ok BUT! And it wasn’t that they were afraid of their parents. It’s because Uncle Joe had a way of making things instantly better. He was a very unique person. His family was his pride and joy. He had a bond like no other with his children. He held his wife up on a pedal stool. He was an example of a perfect husband, father, grandfather, brother in-law, Uncle, Great Uncle, Son In-law and friend. He gave us enough laughs to last us a lifetime. Thanks for the memories my dear sweet brother in-law. Thanks for always being there. You earned your wings and the wings of a 1000 other’s! I’m pretty sure you, Dad and Uncle Allen are getting into some kind of mischief up there. Is that possible heaven?

Theresa Cartell
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim & Theresa Cartell

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard Riders
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Joseph Smith, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to your community. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Lydia Gaydos Cline
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Joe touched the lives of many. He will be greatly missed! Thoughts and prayers for Joe and his family.

PAULA KING
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Our love, thoughts and prayers to everyone.

Paula King, Rose Gibson and families

shirley and roy lowe
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
we are sorry for your loss. we didnt get to know him but he was a nic neighbor.he would alway wave his hand as he went by our house.just know that he is in a better place and not suferring any more. may God bless everone of you is my prayer


Andi (Garrett) Spears
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
My deepest sympathies to the entire family! Love, Hugs and Prayers!

Aunt Carolyn in New York
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
The dearest "nephew-in-law" one could ask for! There's nothing I can say that everyone who knew Joe hasn't already said. But we were so blessed to have him as part of our family and will always remember the smile, the jokes, the laughter and just all around fun times when Joe was in your presence. So loved by all of us and forever in our hearts! Our deepest condolences, love and prayers to all of you!

BILL DETER
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
JOEY, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, YOU SPOKE OFTEN OF YOUR DAD AND I CAN ATTEST HE RAISED A GOOD HARD WORKING SON. SORRY AGAIN JOE.

Manuel and Nancy Cruz
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
We were so very sorry to hear about Joe. Always know that in our hearts love lives on and nothing beautiful is ever forgotten. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Donnie and Julie Hohman
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Thoughts And Prayers to the family....Joe will be missed but not forgotten....

Dave, Kim Hupp & Family
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Louise and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to all of you. We are sending our love and prayers.

Robert And Tammy Miley
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
So sorry to here of your loss. Joe was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Veronica (T) McC
   Posted Mon March 03, 2014
To The Smith family:
With deepest sympathy on your loss. I remember being a guest at your wedding. It was a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple. May God Bless each of you. Rest In Peace, Joe.
-Sincerely,
Veronica (T) McC