Joseph "Joe" Smith

Died: Sat., Jul. 26, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Fri., Aug. 01, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Joseph D. “Joe” Smith, 72

Joseph Dwain “Joe” Smith, 72, of rural Oblong, IL, passed away at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at St. Mary’s Medical Center Evansville, Indiana following a battle with lung cancer.

Born in Winston County, Mississippi, he was the son of Meredith Jones Smith and Mabeline (Livingston) Smith.  On July 26, 1968 he married Linda Sue Randolph and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2013.

Joe served his country in the United States Army having been stationed in Korea and Germany; retired from Marathon Production, North End, having originally started work at Marathon with the Maraflood Project.  He was later employed at Hershey Chocolate Robinson as a fork lift driver; and was a member of the Oblong American Legion Post #219.

Survivors include his two sons; Joe Jr. and Terri Smith of Sullivan, IL.; and George and Daphne Smith of Princeton, In; a daughter, Kathleen “Kathy” Smith, Oblong, IL;  seven grandchildren: Brandi and Chris Stephenson; Justin White, all of Oblong, IL.; Tasha Adams, Charleston, IL.; Ethan Smith, Princeton, IN.; Ashley and Robbie Kinney, St. Elmo, IL.; Johnathan Smith and Krystle Bolen both of Sullivan, IL; five great grandchildren:  Aydin Musgrave, Lyam Stephenson, Mackenzie Stephenson, and Myiah Stephenson, all of Oblong, IL; Riley Kinney, St. Elmo, IL.; two brothers Mike Smith, Chicago, IL and Billy Ray Smith of Chicago, IL; three sisters: Mary Frances Thorn, Chicago, IL.; Carolyn Joyce Livingston, Orlando, Fl.; and Willie Fay St. Marie, Indianapolis, IN.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Linda; one brother, Clinton Dale Smith.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong with Bro. Phil Boyd officiating.  Burial will follow in the Prairie Cemetery, rural Oblong Township.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 2014 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Sports Boosters with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL  62449.

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