Joseph Frank Smith

Born: Mon., Jul. 25, 1921
Died: Sat., Apr. 3, 2010

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Joseph F. Smith – a resident of Pendleton died on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton. He was 88 years old. A Graveside Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., on Thursday, April 8, 2010 in the Olney Cemetery in Pendleton. Contributions in memory of Joseph Smith may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the register or send condolences to the family at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Smith was born on July 25, 1921 in Pell City, Alabama to James C. and Flora Jackson Smith. He was raised and educated in Pell City, and graduated from High School there. When he was 18, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served his country with the 6th Calvary Regiment during WWII. He served in the Army for 9 years. He was married on October 20, 1947 in Pendleton Oregon to Vivian Fanshier. The following year Joseph was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army. The couple made their home in Pendleton. Joseph worked for the Oregon State Highway Department for 21 ½ years. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator, and worked all over the state of Oregon, helping to build roads and clear away the snow in winter. He enjoyed playing golf, and tending his flower gardens. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife Vivian Smith, at the home in Pendleton, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Homer Smith, and sisters Dorothy Mahan, and Katherine Johnson.

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