Guarden Joseph “Joe” Smith, 79, of Herron passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.
Joe was born on June 24, 1942, in Engadine, Michigan to the late Theodore and Mary (Slater) Smith. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On July 31, 1967, he married Vergeline Pearl Ranger. Joe is retired from Besser. He was a member of the Alpena VFW Post 2496, Snowmobile Club, and Besser Museum.
Surviving are his wife, Vergeline Pearl; six children, Yvonne (Robert) Isherwood, David (AnneMarie) Smith, Dean Olsen, Rose Olsen, Joyce (Kevin) Langerfeld, Rodney (Liz) Olsen; seven grandchildren, Nickolas, Dale, Kyle, Joseph, Andrea, Kevin, Alex; three great grandchildren, Codey, EmmaLee, Logan; three siblings, Martha (Charles) Morrison, Gerald Smith, Robert Smith; and brother-in-law, James Reo.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two siblings, Lottie Reo and Virgil Smith.
Graveside service will take place Tuesday at 1 p.m. at King Settlement Cemetery, Elder Lynn Field with military honors to follow by Alpena VFW Post 2496. Arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.
Interment: King Settlement Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Alpena VFW Post 2496.