Elmer Joseph “Sepi” Smith gained his wings on December 24, 2021, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, following an ongoing health battle.
Joe was born January 9, 1961, in Columbus Ohio to Elmer and Annetta (Dahmer) Smith, Jr. He was a 1979 Washington Senior High School graduate. Following high school, he was offered a professional baseball contract. His caring heart led him to employment at Orient, where he worked as a caregiver to developmentally disabled patients. He was filled with a giving spirit and would go cold to give his coat to a soul in need. Joe is also remembered as being loving and protective of his family.
Along with his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Smith, and a nephew, Tyrone Baker.
Surviving to carry on his legacy are his mother; children; Christina Keebler, Brennen (Patti) Smith, Elmer Jr. (Suraya) Smith, Annetta Smith, Rachel Smith, Frankie Dent, Katherine Ferriman, Donald Kinney, Nicole Steward; several grandchildren; sisters, Annetta Baker and Gloria (Lawrence) Petty; brother, Shawn (Tiffani) Smith; and his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A graveside service is planned for 1pm on December 31, 2021, at the Bloomingburg Cemetery with pastor Esto Haithcock, Jr. officiating.
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