Joseph C. Smith


Joseph C. Smith of Grove City passed away at 8:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Grove Manor Nursing Home. He was 88. Born Aug. 6, 1928, in Boyers, he was a son of the late Robert T. and Althea L. Kohlmyer. He was a 1947 graduate of Grove City High School. Joe retired after 34 years at Cooper Energy in Grove City. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking and over the years made many beautiful cabinets, rocking horses, eagles and many other projects in his woodworking shop. Joe also enjoyed traveling to places such as Virginia Beach, Va., and California, where he loved to whale watch. Above all, Joe loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they were truly the light of his world. On Aug. 16, 1948, he married the former Clara A. Lindey. She preceded him in death on April 14, 2000. Surviving are: two sons, Robert Smith and his wife Marlene of Grove City, and Garth Smith of Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Terry Wogan and her husband John Thomas of Virginia Beach, and Loie Varner and her husband Richard of Los Gatos, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas M. Smith, and a sister, Bonnie Jean Gardner. SMITH Joseph C., 88, Grove City. Calling hours: 10 a.m. to time of service Friday (12-2-16) in JAMISON FUNERAL HOME Inc., 117 N. Main St., Harrisville. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Service: Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Interment: Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.
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