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Updated: 04/05/2014 03:50:36PM

Joseph Henry Smith Jr.

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Joseph “Joe” Henry Smith Jr., 73, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at Tidewell Hospice House in Venice, Fla.

He was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Crozet, Va., to Joseph H. Smith Sr. and Kathryn Lee (nee Woodward) Smith.

Joe retired as the Senior Buyer for the Virginia Power Company after 14 years. He moved to Florida from Fredericksburg, Va., 21 years ago. His hobbies included boating and woodworking.

Joe is survived by his wife of 25 years, Josephine Smith (owner of Josephine’s Salon & Day Spa in Englewood, Fla.); daughter, Julie Pamela (Roger) Shepard of Fredericksburg; son, Joseph Jason Smith of Chesterfield, Va.; two step-sons, Stephen (Margaret) Steiner of Ft. Valley, Va., and Todd (Marisa) Steiner of Maurtown, Va.; sister, Joan Sullivan; three brothers, Ronald Staples, Donald Staples and William Staples; two grandchildren, Carl Thomas Shepard and Zachary “Dylan” Shepard; and two great-grandchildren, Carson Blake Shepard and Jacob David Shepard.

The family request contributions in Joe’s memory be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. (attention Venice Hospice House) 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. You may share a memory with the family at

Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home, Inc.

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