John I Smith

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Joe I. Smith was born on April 21, 1945 to Ola Mae Curry and Robert Smith in Owensboro, Kentucky. He departed this life after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday November 4, 2015. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Herman Williams Jr., Earl Edward Owens, and Harvey Smith, and Sister Margie Fountain. Joe leaves to cherish his memory sisters Mary (Willie) Brown, Georgia (Stanley) Rowan, Mary G. Williams, and brothers Robert Smith, Michael Smith, and Leon Smith, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Also a very special friend Brenda Montgomery, Willie and Brenda Brown, Luscious “Jim Danny”.   Special nephews Adrian (Scotty) Smith and Arian Greer. Visitation 3pm and Funeral 4pm Saturday November 7, 2015 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave. To order flowers and offers condolences to The SMITH Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. Lester and Teresa

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family. May the family be comforted by the promise of 1 Corin 15:26. Stay close to your friends and family as you cherish your memories of the life you shared with him.

  2. Willie and Brenda Brown

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and loved ones. Joe was a very close friend and will be deeply missed. Our prayers are with you and may God hold you in his arms during this time of bereavement. Know that the Bible tells us that you will have the opportunity to see him again.

  3. Funeral Futurist Team

    We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.

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