SMITHLAND - Russell "Goat" Joiner, 83, of Smithland passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Rivers Bend Retirement Center in Kuttawa.
Mr. Joiner was a retired foreman for the State Highway Department as well as a lifelong minister. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5427, and the Birdsville Baptist Church.
Surviving are one son, Kenny Joiner of Grand Rivers; one daughter, Tana (Charles) Doom of Smithland; one brother, Elvis Joiner of Smithland; two sisters, Mildred Powell of Paducah and Juette Day of Tennessee; one grandson, Justin (Amy) Doom of Frankfort, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sweet wife, Glenia Joiner; two brothers, William E. Joiner and Jack Joiner; and one sister, Bernadette Joiner. His parents were James R. and Estelle Joiner.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bennie Chandler and the Rev. Mike Grimes officiating. Burial will follow at Smithland Cemetery in Smithland with military honors.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour on Sunday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.smithfc.com.