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“May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace during this sad time. Our condolences to you and your family. ”
1 of 40 | Posted by: Beverly & Peter Goods/Mohen - VA

“Sympathy and Prayers to Joe's FamilyOur hearts were so saddened to read about Joe's passing. We have known both Rod and Teresa's families for...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: John and Anita Moorhead - IA

“Words cannot express the sympathy I have for all of Joe's family. Prayers that you find peace at this difficult time ”
3 of 40 | Posted by: Penny Kill (Dunn) - kansas city, KS

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Find comfort and strength in the memory of your child and the beauty in your grandchildren ”
4 of 40 | Posted by: Dr & Mrs. Todd McKee

“To the Family - Our sincere condolences go out to you at this most difficult time. May God be with you.Bill & Diana Hutcheson ”
5 of 40 | Posted by: Bill & Diana Hutcheson - Woodbine, IA

“I am so sorry to read the news! My sympathy and prayers to the Smith Family!I might not know Joe because I left Woodbine, Council Bluffs, Iowa in...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Danh (Yen) Nguyen - Hagerstown, MD

“Dear families Our lover and continuedo prayers go out to all!! ”
7 of 40 | Posted by: John Leia and Jennifer Johnsen - IA

“Rod and Teresa and family,My heart is heavy with the sad news of Joe's passing.I keep thinking back to when Brian and I would babysit Joe and Mary...Read More »
8 of 40 | Posted by: Tammy Haskins Smith - Moville, IA

“Dear Rod, Teresa, and Roberta, Mike and I were so saddened when Bryce called us with the news about Joe. We have been reminiscing about our...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Mike and Tammy Schimp - Hampton, IA

“Love and hugs If there's anything you need Please ask ”
10 of 40 | Posted by: Patti Stevens - woodbine, IA

“Rod, Theresa, Mary & James: I can't find the words to say how sorry I am to hear of Joe's passing. Each and every one of you is being lifted up in...Read More »
11 of 40 | Posted by: Leslie Scofield (Crook) - NE

“Tina, Teresa, Rod, Roberta and for 3 beautiful little blessings, my words can not express my deepest condolences to you all. As I heard the news I...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Jamie (Cohrs) Collins - Glenwood, IA

“Dear Rod and Teresa, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I remember the days of helping in the Day Care when Joe was a little guy. Lots of fond...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: Beth Moores Willson - Elwood, NE

“I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know hoe difficult this time is for all of you. Love and...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: Jan Soukup - The Villages, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great guy. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers. I know he touched many lives and had a heart of gold...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Stacie Jensen (Stolley) - IA

“I am very sad to hear of Joe's passing. My sympathies to all Joe's family. God bless you all and my you feel comforted in this time of sorrow. ”
16 of 40 | Posted by: Amy Hammitt Reid Christchurch NZ

“Our family is so sorry for your loss. We have been neighbors to Rod & Teresa for years. My first babysitting job in high school was watching Joe. ...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: Shanell Dickman - Woodbine, IA

“So sorry for the family and friends in this grieving time. There are many ways I know Joe he was so kind. My thoughts are with you all. RIP ”
18 of 40 | Posted by: Becca Holmes-Yuen - Lincoln, NE

“So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Joe. Very nice man. We are praying for you. Wish we could've there but know you are in our...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Barb and Jim boeck - Monticello, MN

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with all of your family. May God's love and your treasured memories of Joe help to comfort your...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: John Brostad - Storm Lake, IA

“Words simply cannot express the sympathy Sam and I feel for you with the loss of Joe. Just know there are many that are here to support all of you...Read More »
21 of 40 | Posted by: Deana Swenson - Woodbine, IA

“So very saddened to learn of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
22 of 40 | Posted by: Rozanne King - Mondamin, IA

“So sorry to hear of your loss, our prayers to you and your family. ”
23 of 40 | Posted by: Terri Powley - Modale, IA

“Joe always had a smile and kind words to all. Sending love and prayers to the family in this great time of sorrow. ”
24 of 40 | Posted by: Tammy Barrett - Woodbine, IA

“So sorry for your loss! Barb and Ron Holthe ”
25 of 40 | Posted by: Barbara Holthe - Logan, IA

“I am so sorry for you loss. Joe was a great guy and will be missed by our community. ”
26 of 40 | Posted by: Becky Summerfield - Woodbine, IA

“So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. May God give you peace in this time of need. Curt & Maureen Anderson ”
27 of 40 | Posted by: Maureen Anderson - Omaha, NE

“Our hearts are saddened with the untimely passing of Joe. We were so proud of him and his progress, as he started his new job, that he loved. Our...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Ralph & Jeanelle Barry - Pharr,, TX

“We are thinking of all of the Smith family at this time. May you feel the love of your family, friends, and community that surround you. ”
29 of 40 | Posted by: Cindy Pitt - lamoni, IA - Friend

“So Very Very Sorry Prayers Love & Hugs ”
30 of 40 | Posted by: Patty & Tom Niedermyer - Magnolia, IA

“our hearts go out to your family. Joe was such a friendly young man . Prayers that god will comfort you and give you strength at this most...Read More »
31 of 40 | Posted by: bob and bev wagner - woodbine, IA

“Rod & Theresa, Sorry to hear of Joe's sudden passing. Hoping you have wonderful memories to cherish of his life and family. ”
32 of 40 | Posted by: Denny White - Mt. Pleasant, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. ”
33 of 40 | Posted by: Mike and Regina Oliver - Logan, IA

“Say not in grief he is no more - but live in thankfulness that he was. Too few years, but, many, many good memories. We are sorry for your loss. ”
34 of 40 | Posted by: Jerry and Deborah Hoth - Kenmore, WA

“Prayers and lots of LOVE ”
35 of 40 | Posted by: Lynne Ruffcorn - Modale, IA

“I will always remember when Tina came to work and told me about meeting Joe during class at Iowa Western. She talked about him and glowed, she was...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Melissa Fidone - Council Bluffs, IA

“I never had the opportunity to meet Joe, but I know Rod and Teresa. That is enough fo rme to know he was a good person and will be missed. My...Read More »
37 of 40 | Posted by: Mike Jay - Iowa City, IA

“My heart is hurts for your loss, my thoughts and prayers for the family. Joe was a great man and he will truly be missed. Class of 2003 will not be...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Mindy Crook - Woodbine, IA

“Very sorry for your loss. I was able to get to know Joe quite well when we lived in Woodbine; a very good friend of my daughter, Ashley. Joe will...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Deb Holmes - Lincoln, NE - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace. ”
40 of 40 | Posted by: Julie and Richard Coffey - Minden, IA


Joseph Robert Smith was born January 11, 1985, to Rod and Teresa (Rock) Smith in Omaha, Nebraska. Joe was raised near Woodbine, attended Woodbine school and graduated in 2003. While in high school, Joe participated in Cross Country and was part of the team that went to state. He also ran in track, played basketball, was active in 4-H, served on Student Council, and was Class President. Additionally he was the best student assistant coach Rod ever had. Joe attended the University of Nebraska in Kearney for 2 1/2 years and then finished his degree in education from the Council Bluffs campus of Buena Vista University. Joe married Tina Clevenger on June 11, 2011, at the First Christian Church in Woodbine. Joe worked for E-4 Sons for three years, Walnut High School, Agriland F.S. and Heartland CO-OP in Mondamin.

Joe was a member of the First Christian Church where he served as a deacon. He loved being a dad, but he had a hard time disciplining his kids. He enjoyed writing, reading and watching Netflix. He particularly enjoyed debating with his sister.

Joe died on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at the Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa at the age of 31 years 10 months, and 18 days.

Joe was preceded in death by his grandfather, Vernon Smith. He is survived by his wife, Tina Smith of Woodbine; two+ children, Cody and Sadie Jo Smith; parents, Rod and Teresa Smith of Woodbine; sister, Mary Smith of Los Angeles, CA; brother, James Smith of San Diego, CA; parents-in-law, Tom Clevenger of Omaha, NE and Crystal Clevenger of Beebeetown, IA; grandparents, Roberta Smith and Jim and Norma Rock all of Woodbine; great grandma, Ilene Davidson of Woodbine; and many other relatives and friends.