Joseph E. Smith, a normally relaxed person, was positively ebullient as he welcomed the visitor to his office.
The room reflects his persona with Florida State University memorabilia always in view. The judge is known for his devotion to the garnet and gold, so much so a daughter is named Garnet.
And why not be faithful to the school that launched the love story of his life? Smith met his wife Bobbie when the two attended FSU. They have two children, Garnet and a son, Scott, a Methodist minister, and six grandchildren.