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.
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Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
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