Joseph Smith Sr.

Published 4:30 pm Friday, April 2, 2021

Joseph Smith, Sr. (Top Cat) a native of Norfolk VA. He was born in Washington NC to the late Joseph B. and Mary B Smith on April 24, 1946. Joseph quietly entered eternal rest on March 25th, 2021 at 8:38 pm, Sentara Princess Anne hospital Virginia Beach VA.  He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph B and Mary B Smith two sisters Mary S. Williams and Vestie S. Spencer, three brothers Lloyd D Smith, Charles Smith, and Franklin R.  Smith.

He was educated in Washington NC public school graduating from PS Jones high school where he played the drums in the marching band.  He won a scholarship to attend Elizabeth City college.

He was employed with Norfolk southern railroad for 25 years as a Track Laborer, he later retired in 1996. His favorite pastime was gardening, cooking, and sports. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Sandra Smith daughter Terry Brown of Chester VA. Sons Joseph Smith Jr. (Shanita) Kevin Brown (Tiffany) and Ret. Infantry staff Sgt (US Army) Erick O Smith of Wichita, KS. Sisters Sarah Smith, Carolyn Rogers and Mazel Boston of Washington, NC. Brothers Floyd Smith, Melvin Smith of Washington NC, and Oscar Smith of White Plains NY. A very special and loving friend Barbara J. Gray, Grandchildren Jasmine R foreman, Joseph Parker, Joquayla Parker, Jordan Sanders, Consuela Hall of   NC and Jamon Lee of Virginia Beach VA. Very Best friend Clarence Silver, and a host of other relatives, Nieces Nephews, and friends.

Family and friends Memorial Services will be 2:00pm Saturday April 3, 2021 at Graves Funeral Chapel 1631 Church St.  Norfolk VA.