Joseph “Joe” Curtis Smoot, age 72, of Hunters Lane, Morehead, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at his home.
Born March 10, 1949, in Fleming County, he was a son of the late Jesse Goble Smoot and Pansy Ethel Pierce Smoot. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Billie Jean Smoot Smith and Lillian Smoot Finch.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Diana Hampton Smoot, whom he married November 21, 1981; two sons, Joseph “Joe” Smoot, Jr. and wife April and Jason Michael Robertson and wife Beth, all of Hillsboro; and five grandchildren, Hunter Curtis Smoot, Peyton Leann Smoot, Austin Michael Robertson, Andrew Blake Smoot, and Harper Jade Robertson,
Also surviving are four brothers, Clark Smoot and wife Pat of Converse, Indiana, Jesse “Tone” Smoot of Hillsboro, Robert Smoot and wife Kathy of Jackson, and Rawleigh Smoot and wife Dixie of Hillsboro; several nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends.
Joe served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era and was co-owner of J & J Contractors. He was a hard worker and left his mark on the community with his outstanding stone work.
He enjoyed woodworking, making furniture and turning bowls. Joe also loved raising flowers and garden plants in his greenhouse, planting a large garden and sharing the results of his labor with friends and neighbors. One of his greatest joys was being around his family and being called grandpa.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Pastor Harley Sexton, Jr. and Pastor Jeremy Halstead officiating. Burial will follow in Hillsboro Cemetery with full military honors by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126.
Pallbearers: Dwayne Allen, Darrell Thompson, Jimmy Trent, CD McClurg, Fred Howes, David Wells, Jeff Furnish, Ray Griffith, and TJ Trent.
Honorary pallbearers: Ricky Smoot, Clarkie Smoot, and Randy Smoot.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Claire Hospice or Gideons International.
View memorial tribute or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com