Joe was a graduate of Hollister High School and was a mechanic by trade. He enjoyed cooking and eating. He was an adventure seeker and loved being outdoors. His hobbies included wakeboarding, hiking, caving, riding motorcycles and snow skiing. He regularly gave of his time volunteering at Hollister Schools as a member of the WatchDOGS program. Joe worked hard and played hard. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by three grandparents, Lawrence and Mary An Burns and Billy Morgan Smith; and a cousin, Jesse Lee Hess.
Joe is survived by his loving wife Kristina Smith of the home; a son, Porter Smith of the home; a daughter, Lilly Smith of Hollister; his parents, James W. and Martha Smith of Hollister; a brother, Kevin Smith of Hollister; a grandmother, Geneva Mae Smith of Appleton City, Missouri; a niece, Kwetana Smith; a nephew, Cooper Marshall-Bunch; and a host of other family and friends.
A funeral service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, November 1, 2014, with a visitation from 11:00-1:00 prior to the service at First Baptist Church, Branson, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Joe, may be made to the Smith family through Great Southern Bank, 110 W. Hensley, Branson, MO 65616.