William A. "Bill" Smith

Obituary
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SMITH, WILLIAM A. "BILL," 89, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Born in Jeffersonville, IN, to the late Ernest J. and Martha Jennings Smith, Bill was a retired insurance agent for State Farm Insurance, a founding and long time member of St. Matthews Baptist Church and a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.

Preceding him in death, other than his parents, were his wife, Jane Barnes Smith; and a son, Billy Smith.

Survivors include his daughter, Paula S. Kiser and her husband, Mark; granddaughters, Kimberly Brumbaugh and her husband, Derick; Jennifer Simpson and her husband Brian; Lauren Green and her husband, Adam; great-grandchildren, William Simpson, Landon Kiser, Griffin Simpson, Emma Jane Simpson, Kynlee Green, Ethan Brumbaugh and Evan Brumbaugh.

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Avenue, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Ratterman & Sons Bardstown Road entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mattingly Center, 1520 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40205. Online condolences may be directed to www.ratterman.com.

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Ratterman Brothers - St. Matthews
3711 Lexington Road Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 893-3644
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Published in The Courier-Journal on May 4, 2014
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