Joe Smith Obituary, Deptford Township Police Department Mourns Joe Smith – Death Cause
- Isabella Mia
Joe Smith Obituary, Death – Our sincere condolences go out from Chief Joe Smith and the rest of the men and women who serve with the Deptford Township Police Department to our brothers and sisters who serve with the Deptford Township Fire Department. An event that took place while he was on the job the previous evening claimed the life of one of their members, lifelong Firefighter and former Battalion Chief Jeff Pfeiffer, who passed away earlier today. Firefighter Pfeiffer devoted his entire life to serving the community and the people who lived there. He will go down in history as a legendary hero!!!
We ask that you join us in offering prayers to the family, friends, and fellow firefighters at the DTFD who were affected by the loss of Firefighter Pfeiffer. I would like to thank you, sir, for your service. Joe was a man of many interests. He was an active horseman, loved spending his free time at the lake, and had a strong passion for hunting; but, the one thing he enjoyed more than anything else was being surrounded by his loved ones, especially his children and grandchildren. He was the most hardworking person anyone could ever meet, and he spent his days juggling the post of Vice President of SEI-Virginia Operations with the management of his farm.
He was a dedicated member of The Anchor at Souls Harbor church, where he greeted everyone with open arms and a big bear embrace in a way that only Joe could manage to convey. Joe’s work as a mentor and coach for local children was the aspect of his life in which he felt the greatest sense of accomplishment. Not only did he want to instruct them in how to play the game, but he also wanted to instill in them the conviction that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the most vital aspect of their lives. He made it a point to pray with the kids before and after every game, and he inspired them to do better both on and off the field by doing so.
Joe had a passion for imparting both his life lessons and the love he had for Jesus to everyone he came in contact with. Every day, he made it his mission to find someone who was suffering and help them find healing through his friendship with Jesus. He was a much-loved son, husband, father, brother, and friend, and his passing has created an emptiness in our lives. His time on earth was brief, but the legacy he left behind will continue to inspire those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him during his brief lifetime.
Those who are left to cherish his memory include his devoted wife of 13 years, Megan Smith, and their three children, Easton, Bransyn, and Ava-Reese; his parents, Joe and Gail Smith; one brother, Tanner Smith and his wife Nikki; a nephew, Noah Smith, and an unborn niece; his grandparents, Parlie Meadows and Roberta Ritchie; and a large number of other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed.