My condolence to Bill's Family
I am grateful for the time that I worked with Bill in the Army Reserves. He was a great person.
Rest in Peace Colonel Smith.
Rest in peace my friend. It was a honor to served with you. You touched many lives with your positive outlook on life and sense of humor. You are a good man and will be dearly missed by all. We will never forget you.
My heart and prayers go out to the family. I grew up next door to Billy and the rest of the clan,it was a great time! He was always there, like a big brother! I am so grateful and proud to know him and the awesome way he has spent his life for others! I am so sorry for his family, he will be greatly missed! May peace be with you. Alan,Natasha Third, Zach Third,Allie Third Coppock and Ella Mcgathy
I'm proud to say I knew him in "the Guard". I salute Bill and his Family. God bless.
R.D.LeaheySSG(ret) Company B 151 Engineers,Alabama Army National Guard
Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I only knew Bill for a few months, in a challenging environment, but found him to be a wonderful person.
I knew Bill during my deployment in support of OEF/OIF in 2010. Bill was always a good friend--to everyone who knew him. He always had a happy word, and solid advice. When I found out he was gone I thought of different memories of him, and they were all good. He was a friend who will be missed.
Sad to hear the tragic news of Bill's passing. I am grateful for the time I had to know him and call him my friend.
My condolence to his family.
It was an honor to know you. You will be missed.
I am sorry to hear of Billy's passing. He was a classmate (a year ahead) and I remember him as a wonderful person.
I was so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. He was a fellow classmate and will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
I was so sorry to hear of Bill's sudden passing...He was such a good man who loved life and lived it to the fullest....I've thought of all of you often and am praying that God will give you peace and comfort at this time and in the days ahead/I love you all..
Rest in Peace my brother! You have affected me and so many others in this world in such a positive way. We are all better for it and have benefited extremely by knowing you. You are such a Great American who will be truly missed. Keep them all laughing in heaven as you did on earth.
The Final Salute
“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to William Clinton (Bill) Smith our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Bill. And to Bill it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during multiple overseas deployments, including Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving in the U.S. Army. Bill, your commendable service to the Boy Scouts of America is also honored and greatly appreciated. You served with honor and distinction and you are a credit to our nation; we bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 1,261 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Bill's family and loved ones.
Stephen J. Lavery Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
RIP Billy Boy, cousin Jody.
Billy was a high school classmate and friend. I'm saddened to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
I am heartbroken at the passing of my good friend Bill. I am a better man because of him and I'm deeply saddened I will no longer enjoy his friendship and everything he represented as a soldier, husband, father, and American.
I am heartbroken at the passing of my good friend. He was truly a great man. I am a better man because of him and I'm deeply saddened I will no longer enjoy his friendship and everything he represented as a soldier, husband, father, and American.
Bill was a terrific mentor to many young men--so proud David was one of his Eagle Scouts. He has many fond memories of camping with Bill & Keith. Our prayers are with you and Josh!
My family, particularly my brother, John, loved Billy. He will be missed. Deepest sympathies for your loss.
My sincerest sympathies...
Connie, I am very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. Love, Lisa Medders Stuelp
So sorry to hear about Billy's death. He was a high school classmate and friend. I have very fond memories of him. Rest in Peace Billy.
Praying for you and your family.