Joseph W. Smith

Joseph W. Smith, age 74 of Troy, IL, formerly of Collinsville, IL, born December 9, 1940 in St. Louis, MO, passed away at 6:45am on Monday July 20, 2015 at his residence.

He retired from Purolator Courier RPS Delivery Company and Lanter Courier.  After retirement, he worked as a security guard at Fairmont Park Racetrack.  Joseph was a U.S. Marine Veteran, a member of Meadows Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville, and he loved to golf it was his passion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Jewell nee Scarsdale Smith; a grandson Frank Alan Pendleton Jr; and a sister, Barbara Walker.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances nee Muffo Smith, whom he married April 27, 1968; three daughters:  Sandra Heuser, Christine (Frank) Pendleton, and Jody (David) Mertzke all of Troy, IL; six grandchildren:  Blake, Danielle, Hanna, Garrett, Justin and Dominic, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.

Memorial service will be held at 7pm at the funeral home with Rev. Jim Donahue officiating.

Memorials may be made to Meadow Heights Baptist Church Building Fund or BJC Hospice of Alton, IL, and will be received at the funeral home.

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