Joseph “Joe” Edward Smoot

June 7, 1960 - March 16, 2017

Joseph “Joe” Edward Smoot, Romney, age 56, died peacefully at home on March 16, 2017.

Joe is the son of the late Rodney Wilson Smoot and Juanita Rebecca Kidner. He is also predeceased by (2) sisters; Betty Sue Loy and infant Jean Evone Smoot.

He is survived by (3) brothers; Gary T. Kidner (wife Susie) of Romney, John W. Smoot (wife Barbara) of Stephens City, VA and David F. Smoot (companion Rebecca Marsh) and his sister, Rebecca “Becky” A. Baker (husband Ronnie) of Romney.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe was born and raised in Romney and graduated with the class of 1979 from Hampshire High School.  Joe was a proud and active member of Hampshire High’s FFA program where he participated at the State level and excelled in all areas.  After High School, Joe entered the work force and worked for the State Road, DNR and eventually developed an interest in driving 18 wheelers for various trucking companies.  He also worked for Paul Clem driving the wrecker and volunteered at the Romney Rescue Squad.  Joe was a “Jack of all trades” with a particular interest and love for Mustangs and working on cars, doing all his own maintenance.  He was a “happy go lucky” kind of spirit who would help anyone do most anything.  He was a regular at Sheetz and McDonalds and his good hearted ways will be missed by many.

A Celebration of Life for Joe will be held on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 12:30 PM at the Jersey Mountain Ruritan Building in Three Churches, WV.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, (304) 822-3511

Carter Wagoner May 4, 2017

15 condolences for “Joseph “Joe” Edward Smoot”

  1. Joe you was a good hearted man I will miss seeing and talking to you out on the mountain.

  2. So sorry to hear of this! Joe was a great guy and never met a stranger! He will be missed! Rest in peace !

  3. Joe you was a great friend! You will be missed! I got into trucking cause of you. I spent many years talking to you on the phone while we was working for separate companies traveling around the country. I haven’t heard from you in a little bit now and I was wondering why? You have come to help me the last time and seen you and I will never forget it. We was suppose to go play some golf the last time I seen you, but never got to. I will never forget you. I knew if I was feeling lonely or homesick on the road I could always give you a call and you would pick right up. I remember you calling me, we would share our ups and downs with each other an always try to help one another with advice. I will miss those calls ol’ friend. I don’t know what to say, but its shock and your gone way to soon. I know I will see you again, one day, until then, Fly High. God’s by your side old friend and there is no more struggles! My condolences to your family old friend I will Miss you more than you every know!

  4. Joe your gonna be missed by many you had a heart of gold get the wheels turning on that gold highway in heaven I will be turning the wheels down here buddy r.i.p. hillbilly Joe

  5. Deepest condolences to family and friends, indeed, to everyone who knew Joe. Among my fond memories are those childhood days, over several summers, picking raspberries, and having time with Joe (well, with everyone in the family).

  6. Joe will be missed deeply by his friends of all ages. His friends were always wondering when Joe would arrive at McDonalds around 4:00-5:00pm. Then you would see him roll up and people would be happy to see him come in the door. After that Joe would go to Sheetz and read the Valley Trader always looking for something he might like to purchase. He would sit in the chair and read it and start to tell me of the items he noticed. He was an rare Gem to this community his presence will be missed for a long time.

  7. Many and great thoughts and prayers for the families. May God grant you peace in this time of sorrow.

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