OBIT: Joseph L. Smith (Kittanning)

     Joseph L. Smith

SMITH – Joseph L. Smith, 82, of Kittanning passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 with his family by his side.

He was born on November 14, 1936, a son of the late William (Francis Lehner) Smith.

Joseph was a graduate of Kittanning High School Class of 1955. He was a United States Air Force veteran and a Life Member of the Kittanning Eagles Club and AMA Club.

He was employed as a coal miner for R&P Coal Company. He was employed by Barkers Bus Company for 12 years.

His passion was attending local clubs, riding his Trike, and spending time with family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his son: David (Rebecca) Smith of Kittanning; three daughters: Terri (Bob) Smith Cribbs of Elderton, Lisa (Tim) McCullough of Kittanning, and Denise (Scott) Ion of Cowansville; one brother: Dwight (Janet) Smith; thirteen grandchildren; and twenty-five great-grandchildren (and one on the way).

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a grandson: Kevin Bartley; two brothers: Clair and James Smith; a sister: Billy Ann Paterson; and the mother of his children: Garnet Renfro.

Family and Friends will be received on Wednesday November 21, 2018 for a visitation from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm with a military ceremony at 3:00 PM and a funeral service at 5:00 PM at the Janette L. Gamble Funeral Home Inc., 2842 River Road Vandergrift, PA (724) 567-7006. Online condolences may be made at