Joe Taylor Smith
November 23, 1933 - February 20, 2021
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3800 N. Big Spring St
Midland, Texas 79705
Tuesday 2/23, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Wednesday 2/24, 11:00 am
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Joe Taylor Smith, 87, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Midland. Joe was born on a family farm in the small community of McCaulley, Texas. His parents, Alice and Adlie Stevenson Smith, and siblings welcomed his arrival on November 23, 1933. He started first grade in this community school; and in the third grade, …
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John Rutherford left a message on February 24, 2021:
Dr Smith was the definition of how a man should conduct himself. He provided me a template for growing into the kind of man that earned respect. He was my coach, my teacher, my principal and most importantly my advocate. God bless his family in this time of grief. In the time I knew him, he never gave up on any kid no matter how troubled or misguided. That’s the kind of example every educator should follow.
Billy Gilbreath left a message on February 23, 2021:
How can we forget DR. JOe?. His leadership at Lee will forever be remembered by his teachers and students. He insisted that Lee would always be presented as a top quality school in all phases. Thank you Dr. Joe for the support you gave to our Science Department.
Ricardo Torres left a message on February 23, 2021:
Dr. Joe: I was saddened by your passing but find peace in knowing that you are finally home. Your legacy will endure and is replete with countless people you impacted through many decades of friendship and mentorship. Having completed your task, may God welcome you into His peaceful garden. Many thanks.
Edward Pleasant, LHS Class of 1980 left a message on February 22, 2021:
Dr. Smith, I joined the thousands of students you touched in your career to thank you for your leadership, encouragement, and example. You were an important part of the village that raised us all. You live on in all of us.
Sheryl left a message on February 22, 2021:
Rest in peace Uncle Joe 💙
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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