Wallace Joe Smith, 79, of Belleville, Illinois, born Friday, March 10, 1939, in Vandalia, IL, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.
Joe was the Past President for Steel Union Local #4804. He was a member of East Lodge # 504 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Ainad Shrine, Past President of Ainad Drum Corp, and Southern Illinois Court #86 ROJ. He was a United States Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his:
Son: Kenneth Dean Smith
Parents: Harry Albert & Helen Marie, nee Hamilton, Smith
Donald J. Smith
Gail L. Smith
Sammy H. Smith
Sister: Helen Alberta Wooten
Surviving are his:
Wife of 62 years: Patricia, nee Stotts, Smith of Belleville, IL
James Smith, Atlanta, GA
Samuel Smith of Maui, HI
Sister: Osceola K. (Kenneth) Mueller of O’Fallon, IL
Eric J. Smith
Heather J. Smith
Great-Grandson: Ivan C. Randall
Many nieces, nephews and cousins
Memorials: In lieu of Flowers Memorials to Shriner’s Hospital for Children
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Jester Walk through will be held at 7:13 pm followed by the Drum Corp. followed by the Masonic service at 7:30 pm.
Services: Private Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri with honors.