Chaplain, Lt. Col., Joel Raymond Smith
June 30, 1929 - February 8, 2017
Vance Brooks
Jennifer Keeter
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Lakeview Memory Gardens
Saturday 2/11, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Saturday 2/11, 2:00 pm
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Saturday 2/11, 3:00 pm

Joel Smith, of Phenix City, AL, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Columbus Hospice after a brief illness.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:00pm EST, at Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City with the Reverends Ralph Henderson and Robert Goodman officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City. The family will receive visitors at …
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James and Jeanette Johnson left a message on February 14, 2017:
We are so sorry for your loss. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of - the God who gives comfort. (2 Corinthians 1: 3,4) Please take comfort in the hope that God gives at John 5:28,29, "All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
Expression of Sympathy left a message on February 11, 2017:
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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on February 11, 2017

Our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and always. Mark & Joleta Wood

Jan (Baxter) Williams left a message on February 11, 2017:
I was a good friend with Mr. Smith's son, Scott, when they were stationed in Kincheloe Air Force Base, Kincheloe, MI. I want to convey my heartfelt condolences to the family, realizing how much it hurts to lose a parent... Please know my prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless you all. ~ Jan
Lynn Huskins, Bartow County Schools left a message on February 10, 2017:
Dr. Smith,
I am very sorry to hear about your dad. As I read his obituary, I could tell he was a wonderful, caring and giving person. I will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Allyne Dault left a message on February 10, 2017:
I have my name written in the Lamb's Book of Life because of Brother Joel. He was one of the first men that I noticed in my adult life that practiced what he preached. His love and great counsel introduced me to a loving heavenly Father and pave the way to the foot of the cross. I loved him and June and will always be grateful for his loving encouragement that he gave me. May God bathe you in the love of which Brother Joel lived and may He grant you the peace that only He can give. I look forward to seeing him in eternity as he places all of his crowns of glory at the feet of Jesus!!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Expression of Sympathy left a message on February 10, 2017:
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Ryan, We are so sorry for your loss and have you and your Family in our prayers. "Godspeed" John 1:10,11 The Spradlin Family Wetumpka, AL

Thomas McClurg left a message on February 10, 2017:
My sympathy to Scott, Ryan, and the family in the passing of their father and relative. Although I worked with Chaplain Smith for only two years, he became a vital part of the remainder of my life. His life and words had amazing influence on me. I'm so glad I visited him in 2015 and then called him from time to time afterwards. Thankful I knew this man.
Diane & Jack Holbrook, Preston Ga. left a message on February 10, 2017:
We were so sorry to hear about Bro. Joel. I was the church secretary when Bro. Joel
was pastor of Preston Baptist Church. I have fond memories of Bro. Joel & Miss
June. There were both very special people.
Ann Cross left a message on February 10, 2017:
Scott
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers 63
Christy McDonald left a message on February 10, 2017:
Dr. Smith and Susan,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your father left a wonderful legacy, a lifetime of service. What an amazing life.
The Brues left a message on February 9, 2017:
A candle was lit by The Brues on 2017/02/09
Lynne and David Dixon left a message on February 9, 2017:
Scott and Susan, may Christ keep you wrapped in His loving arms during this sad and difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Jennifer Keeter left a message on February 9, 2017:
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Brenda French left a message on February 9, 2017:
My family has known Joel since I was a little girl. He was a loving man and wonderful pastor. I remember the day Mitch died and how the family was there for each other. I have fond memories of visiting with June in her final days. So glad to have known this man and his family. Love to Cindy and Laree Harris. I know the times you two spent with him made his final years better.
Human Resources - Bartow County Schools left a message on February 9, 2017:
Scott,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will continue to pray for peace for you, your family.

Sincerely,
Macy, Sherry, Angela, and Jacki
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Dr. Smith, So sorry to hear about your father. We are keeping your family in our prayers. Sincerely, Kristy and Mike Mitchell

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Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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