Joe D. Smith
Nov. 4, 1951-March 13, 2019
Joe D. Smith, 67, of David City, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at his home in David City.
A time of remembrance will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at Kracl Funeral Chapel in David City.
Joe D. Smith was born Nov. 4, 1951, in Olney, Illinois, to William and Imogene (Brown) Smith. Joe attended school in David City and graduated from David City Public High School. On Oct. 20, 1979, Joe was united in marriage to Jean Papa in David City. After marriage, they lived on a farm near Octavia, and later moved to David City in 2013. Joe was employed at Cargill in Schuyler for over 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, and traveling. Joe also liked to help his boys on the farm.
He is survived by his wife, Jean of David City; sons, Willis of Bellwood and Sam of Octavia; sisters, Mary (Mike) Conway of California, Jeannie Scribner of Wahoo; sister-in-law, Joan (Randy) Wemhoff of Octavia, and Gwen Smith of California. He is also survived by father-in-law and mother-in-law, John (Mavis) Papa of Octavia, and nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Larry, Danny and Tommy.