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Dr. Joseph Edward Smith

Posted By Administrator, Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dr. Joseph Edward Smith

1938-2014 
Prominent Dental Surgeon


Dr. Joseph Edward Smith, a distinguished dentist in Jacksonville, Florida, joined the Chapter Invisible on February 15, 2014 after a long illness. He was 76 years old and resided in Jacksonville, Florida.

Brother Smith graduated from Stanton High School in Jacksonville, Florida in 1956. He later attended Allen University where he was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in 1957 at the Beta Rho Chapter.  After graduating from college Brother Smith enlisted in the United States Army.
While in the army he was awarded Marksman (Rifle M-14), 1st Class Gunner, and a Parachutist Badge.Brother Smith worked at the United States Treasury Department in Washington D.C.  There in the District of Columbia, he earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University in 1970.

Upon graduation from Howard, Brother Smith began his dental career at Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center Dental Clinic in Affiliation with Boston University Graduate School of Dentistry, from 1969 to 1974.

In 1975, Brother Smith followed his dream of being an entrepreneur and opened his dental practice in Jacksonville, Florida.

Brother Smith’s priorities were God first, family second, and career third.  He was an active member and trustee of New Bethel A.M. E. Church, a member of the National Dental Association,  and Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.

Brother Smith is survived by his wife, Mildred Burgess- Smith, two sons, Dr. Daryl Edward, Dr Ivan Joseph and a daughter Jomila Carol, one brother Clifford, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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