Joe T. Smith

April 28, 1936 ~ July 11, 2022 (age 86)


Joe T. Smith, 86 of Sidney passed away at 2:58PM, Monday, July 11, 2022 at Newman Rehab and Health Care Center, Newman.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Broadlands United Community Church, 300 Lincoln St, Broadlands with Rev. Jessica and Rev. Zach LeCrone officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11AM, Saturday at the church.  A lunch will follow the service at the church.  Burial will be at a later time.

Mr. Smith was born April 28, 1936 in Tuscola, a son to Harold L. and Thelma Tharp Smith.  He married Martha Moore on July 14, 1957 in Broadlands, she survives.  Also surviving are four sons; David (Dianne) Smith of Champaign, Tim (Cindy) Smith of Mahomet, Roger (Isabel) Smith of Mahomet and Bruce (Yu Jing) Smith of Sidney, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister; Mary Carol Struck.

Mr. Smith was the manager of the grain elevators in Broadlands, IL and Rushville, IN.  He was also a DeKalb seed corn dealer.  He also served as Fire Chief on Broadlands and Longview Fire Department.

He enjoyed square dancing, fishing, and camping.  His favorite teams were the Indianapolis Colts and Illinois Fighting Illini.

Memorials may be made to Broadlands and Longview Fire Department, Sidney Fire Department or Circle of Friends Adult Day Center, Champaign.

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Funeral Service
July 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Broadlands United Community Church (Broadlands)

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