Joseph “Joe” Smith, 77 of Amsterdam, Missouri passed away August 30, 2016 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Cremation, with memorial services to be held at 12 noon Saturday, September 10, 2016 at New Apostolic Church, 8243 Spring Valley Rd., Raytown, MO, 64138.
Visitation will be prior to services from 11-12 at the church. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home of Butler (660-679-0009).
Joe was born October 6, 1938 in Bates County, Missouri, son of Ralph Edward and Mary Ruth (Armentrout) Smith. He attended school in Drexel, graduating with the class of 1956.
Joe was a 31-year employee of Hallmark Cards, where he worked as a large die cut operator. He was very fond of animals, particularly his parrots and his Basenjis (African barkless dogs). He also enjoyed horses and in later years, enjoyed working find-a-word puzzles.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mildred; and brothers Paul, Rex, Ray, Harry, and Jack. He is survived by his wife Shirley; grandson Thomas Edmondson; one sister, Phyllis; and one brother, Ralph.