David Francis Jose age 71 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday night, December 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 11, 1947 in Highland Park, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mattie May Rowland Jose; wife, Darleen Jose; 2 brothers, Glen Daughtery and Rowland Jose. David was a Baptist, served in the U.S. Army 101st and 82nd Divisions during the Vietnam Conflict, and worked in electronics and Tool & Die. He is survived by 4 children, Deborah Farley of Rock Island, Donna Dyment, David Jose, Jr. and Danielle (Kevin) Tamachaski all of Michigan; 5 grandchildren, Jamie Hodges, Shane Dyment, Austin Jose, Lily Bates and Haylee Tamachaski; 2 great-granddaughters, Annabelle Grace Dyment and Kalyea J'Cheryl Hodges; 1 brother, Daniel (Deborah) Jose of Smithville; sister-in-law, Suzan Jacobs of Michigan and a special nephew, SFC Paul Daniel Jose. The family has honored David's request to be cremated and there will be a Memorial Service 2:PM Friday, December 28, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Military Honors. Visitation will be Friday 1:PM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.