Eddie Joe Smith, 56, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Mountain View.

He was born Dec. 15, 1961, in Salem, son of Arnold Jink and Mildred Fern Powell. He and Sherry Vaughn were married May 29, 2004.

He grew up on the family farm in West Eminence. He lived three years on the Spring Valley Ranch. During this time, he was taken care of by Sadie Chilton and Charlie Chilton.

He attended the West Eminence Christian Church and graduated from Eminence High School, where he played basketball and baseball.

After graduation he moved to Hanna, Wyom., where he worked in the coal mine. He later returned to Eminence to work for his brothers in their canoe rental businesses. He worked for a store in Vicksburg, Miss., Tool and Die company in Jefferson City and for the Missouri Department of Transportation paint and bridge crew since 1995. He had an accident and became disabled.

He loved spending time hunting with his brothers and nephews, arrowhead hunting and gardening, and spending time with family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Jerry Dale Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Sherry L. Smith; a daughter, Cassie Jo Dupape; a son, Chantry J. Davis; a granddaughter; four brothers, Windy J Smith, Roger H. Smith, Gary W. Smith and Stanley A. Smith; a sister, Brenda G. Broadfoot; and many other family members.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, at West Eminence Christian Church with the Rev. Allen Bates officiating. Burial will be in Munsell Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.

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