Joseph W. Brummell, 78, of Hannibal, passed away at 10:57 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

Joseph W. Brummell, 78, of Hannibal, passed away at 10:57 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

Private family services have been held.

The family is being served by the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

Joseph was born on July 17, 1939, in Summer Hill, Ill., the son of Walter and Eula Mae (Sheppard) Brummell.

He was united in marriage to Nancy Robinson on Feb. 21, 1959, in Pittsfield, Ill. She survives him.

Other survivors include his four children, Reginald Brummell of St. Louis, Dena Brown (Cliff) of St. Charles, Tammy Labarbera of St. Charles, and Roger Brummell (Michelle) of Hannibal; two brothers, Richard Brummell (Patty) of Louisiana and John Brummell (Susan) of Summer Hill, Ill.; two sisters, Janice Johns of Rockport, Ill., and Melinda Reed (Jerome) of Pleasant Hill, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Mariah, Lauren, Tyler, Lana, Brooke, Colten, Gabe and Elizabeth; three great-grandchildren, Isaly, Dadrian and Penelope.

Mr. Brummell was preceded in death by his parents.

Professionally, Mr. Brummell worked as a rancher, raising cattle and row crops. He especially enjoyed the ranches in South Dakota. He had a love for animals, especially horses. Joseph’s biggest love was his family and the time he spent with them.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice, in care of the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Joseph’s memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com.