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