Joseph Y. Smreker
Joe Smreker passed away suddenly on Monday, June 9, 2003. Born on November 26, 1943, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, he received his B.A. and M.B.A degrees from the University of Arkansas and earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst in 1989. Joe has been a resident of Austin since 1989. His career in investments spanned 36 years and, at the time of his death, he was a partner in ContraVest, Inc. He was a member of the Austin Chapter of the Association of Investment Management & Research (AIMR) and the former president of the. Tulsa Society of Financial Analysts, the Austin Pond Society, and the Texas Koi and Fancy Goldfish Society. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Walter and Vera Morris Foundation, the Elizabeth Mitchell Children's Center, and the Little Rock Chamber Music Society.
Joe was a much loved husband, father, brother, son, investment advisor, and friend whose caring, thoughtful, generous support will be greatly missed. Joe's highest priorities were his family, his friends, and his clients.
Joe is survived by Embry, his wife of 36 years, a daughter,
Stacey, and her husband, Jesse Beardshear, of Austin; a son, Joe Jr., and his
wife, Array, of San Antonio; his mother, Mrs. Joe N. smreker of Fort Smith,
Arkansas; two sisters, Stevie Locke and her husband, George, of Fort Smith,
Nancy Speer of Little Rock; two brothers, Charles of Austin and William of Fort
A memorial service may be held in Austin at a later date; an
announcement will be published.
Local arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home.