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Steven Joe Smith

Steven Joe Smith, 62, of McPherson, KS, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022, at his home.  Steve was a supervisor at Johns Manville, McPherson and group leader at Excel Industries, Hesston.

Steve was born on January 30, 1960, in Salina, KS, the son of Billy Joe Smith, Sr. and Shirley Rose (Regier) Smith.  He graduated from McPherson High School in 1978.  On September 12, 1981, Steve was united in marriage to Renee Lynn Mabes at the Canton United Methodist Church.  This union was blessed with the birth of two children, Shane and Kelcie.  Renee preceded Steve in death on December 16, 2021.

Survivors include: his children, Shane Smith of McPherson, KS and Kelcie (Domingo) Sanchez of Inman, KS; father, Billy Joe Smith, Sr. of McPherson, KS; sister, Dayna (Scott) Needham of McPherson, KS; mother-in-law, Joan Christensen of McPherson, KS; sisters-in-law, Jacque (Ronn) Rinker of McPherson, KS, Rhonda (Chuck) Hamby of Canton, KS, Michelle (Brantley) Unruh of Galva, KS; and Angie Smith of McPherson, KS; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Rose Smith; wife, Renee Smith; two brothers, Tracy Smith and Billy Smith, Jr.; father-in-law, Ronald Mabes; step-father-in-law, Marlin Christensen; and brother-in-law, Randy Mabes.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, November 27, 2022, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, November 28, at Canton Community Church with Pastor Mike Miller officiating.  Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Ducks Unlimited or Canton Community Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.


Stockham Family Funeral Home
205 N. Chestnut St.
McPherson, KS 67460


Canton Community Church


McPherson Cemetery
1601 Cemetery Dr
Mcpherson, KS 67460
(620) 245-2568