• Southern Heritage Funeral Home
    Pelham, AL
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William C. "Bill" Smith 1962 - 2013

William C. "Bill" Smith

This Guest Book has been kept open by All those who love him!.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Dear Connie, Joshua and Michelle,
My deepest condolences and prayers at this time. Bill made Entebbe a better place by his good nature and warm personality and he will be missed by many. God Bless.
Friday, January 18, 2013
A "Warrior Spirit" is born, Bill, as in life and now in Spirit, is the epitome of a southern gentleman, a loving husband and father and a true friend. He shared his charm and humor across the globe and I am a better person by having known him. He knew no stranger and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Bill has touched thousands of lives across the 7 continents in his 50 years and has made this world a better place to live.

He will be missed; however, we all will see him again. Take comfort in knowing on a clear night Bill will be that bright star in the sky shinning down upon us; and during the stormy weather, I will look up and see his smiling face and just know he must have just told another of his wild and lovable tales in the way only Bill could...because he has the whole Heavenly Hosts on high laughing so hard the clouds are rumbling and their tears are falling from the sky.

Bill you have earned your wings by your actions in the life you lead...Our Heavenly Father must have a special mission in store that takes a special smile and southern charm.
We love and miss you and rejoice in the day we are together again for eternity.
Jim, Cindy and the boys
Thursday, January 17, 2013
I only worked with Bill for a short time. During this time, always was willing to assist in anything you asked him. He was a man of the highest caliber and I will surely miss him. I was proud to not only professionally, but also as a friend. He will be missed
Thursday, January 17, 2013
We were friends immediately! It is truly my honor to have been considered his friend. In the short time Bill and I worked together, I felt a life-long kinship.

Bill's incredibly unique personality, compassion and empathy, passion for life, love of his family, humor, and humility are what made him special. He changed the dynamics in a room immediately and made it more amiable and memorable. He was amazingly resilient no matter the challenge!

He coached me to better understand others, situations, and circumstance - he made me a better person.

Bill's last personal message to me:

"...Understand there is a change in the works for you - good for you, bad for us...gonna miss you brother..."

Bill, WE'RE gonna miss you, brother!

Connie, Josh, and Michelle take comfort in the fact that Bill ALWAYS and fondly spoke of you and loved you! May God bless you and watch over you.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Bill, words can't sufficiently express what a profound impression your honest and folksy wisdom made on me, both from afar, and in person. You left behind a remarkable legacy, as evidenced by the many heartfelt comments left by those you touched. God bless you and your family, and thanks again.
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