Bill Smith

Text size

Bill Smith

Bill Smith Bill Smith was born on Aug. 14, 1950, to Don and LaJuan Smith in Fort Worth. He passed away suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, while on vacation in Grand Cayman. He was a 1968 graduate of Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College earning an Associates of Arts degree. Bill was an Army veteran and served in Korea during the Vietnam War where he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal and was an Expert rifleman. He was recently retired from J.C Bernard and Associates.
Bill loved to travel with his wife and family whether it was on a cruise ship or pulling their fifth wheel camper for getaways. He loved to fly fish, golf, hunt and have his family around him. "Pops," as he came to be known to his family after the arrival of his grandchildren, was always there for his family and friends. He was devoted to his wife and family and was a loyal, loving man of few words and had a wry sense of humor who was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and LaJuan Smith and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, LaVera and Raymond Hampel.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Hampel Smith; his daughter, Gwen Smith McCluney and her husband Mike; his son, Bryan Smith and his wife Andrea. He also has six grandchildren: Elise Gray, Dalton McCluney, Grant Gray, Lauren Smith, Walker Smith and Ava Smith. He is also survived by his brother Steve, and his wife Stephanie and brother-in-law, Scott Hampel, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home with services immediately following. Westminster Presbyterian Interim Minister Ron Holmes will be the officiant.
An online guest book is available at
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on February 11, 2019
Send flowers
in memory of Bill
See more

Obituary published in



Print Guestbook

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on May 12, 2019.

Select an emblem

3 posts

Feb 17, 2019
So sorry for your family's loss. In the days ahead may you find comfort in the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18) because he cares for you. (2 Corinthians 1: 3-4.) A real hope of being reunited with your loved one is found at John 5:28, 29.

Heart felt Sympathy
Chuck and Pam Burns
Feb 12, 2019
Linda, so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers. May God be ever close and hold you in His righteous right had.
Love in Christ, Chuck and Pam
Jim and Beverly Barnette
Feb 12, 2019
Dear Linda and Gwen and Brian,
We were so sorry to hear about Bill's death.
Please know that our thoughts are with you all and your families.

We know your closeness together and your strong faith with help you heal.

Jim and Beverly Barnette