Joseph R. Smith, 76, of Boynton, Oklahoma formerly of Fort Smith passed away on Saturday November 14, 2020 in a Henryetta Hospital. He was born February 15, 1944 in Santa Barbara, CA to Ralph and Hannah (Lewis) Smith. Joe was a retired corporate buyer for Whirlpool and a retired U.S. Air Force veteran of the 188th Arkansas Air National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Carolyn Smith and one brother Ralph Smith.
He is survived by one daughter, Tricia Webb and her husband Scott of Springdale; one son, Derek Smith and his wife Julie of Tulsa, OK; three brothers, George Smith of Dover, AR, Ron Smith of Fort Smith and Don Smith of Waldron; five grandchildren, Bailey Smith, Robbie Turner and his wife Alyssa, Jordan Webb, Jordan and Cory Knox and lots of loved nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be 11:30 AM Thursday November 19, 2020 at Christ the King Catholic Church with burial with military honors in U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Rosary prayers will be said at 7:00 PM Wednesday at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home Chapel. The Family will visit with friends beginning one hour prior to the Rosary.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Turner, Jeff Jones, Kevin Power, Thale Keisling, Jay Casey and H.C. Varnadore.