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Obituary for Billy Joe Smith
Mr. Billy Joe Smith, 82, passed away at University Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson on Sunday, April 30, 2017. A visitation will begin at 9:00am on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. The Memorial Service will begin at 10:00am all at New Life Assembly of God Church, 300 Shiloh Road, Brandon, MS 39042. A private family burial will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Richland, MS. He was born on March 6th, 1935 and worked as a geo-physicist for many years. He loved participating in games such as, throwing horseshoes and playing checkers. He was a genuinely good man, who cared about people, the type of person that people always spoke highly about. In addition, he was a good husband to his wife Annette for 46 years, and an excellent father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren. Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Orville Smith, Earl Smith and Lecil Smith; and daughter, Karen Martin. He is survived by his wife, Annette Smith of Florence; son, Randy McLaughlin of Florence; daughter, Cheryl Johnson and husband, Nikki of Brandon; 4 grandchildren, Tanya, Aaron, Tony and Chris; 3 great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Garrett and Ariel; and 1 great great-grandchild, Adalyn.