William Wayne "Bill" Smith M.D, 78, passed away on October 5, 2013. A resident of Houston, Texas, he is preceded in death by his parents, William Oliver and Maudie Rae Smith of Freeport Texas, and sister Joyce Yoder.
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After graduating from Brazosport High School, Bill attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in zoology. He later earned his MD at Baylor College of Medicine. Bill completed his medical studies with the U.S. Navy, where he specialized in general surgery. He served two tours of duty in the Navy and was honorably discharged as a Lt. Commander in 1971.
A devout Christian and student of the Bible, Bill was a member of St. Joseph Antiochian Orthodox Church.
He leaves behind his wife, Trinh, sons and their wives, Bill and Shinta Smith, Tim Smith and Jeffri Botkin; daughters and their husbands Toni and Eric Johnson, Amy and Jim McPeak, Julie Smith and spouse, Sarah and John Dickens; stepsons Dennis Nguyen and Charlie Nguyen; 17 grandchildren; brother L. Scott Smith, and sister Shirley Hervey.
Friends are invited to a visitation with family from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Friday, October 11, 2013, at American Heritage Funeral Home (10710 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston 77038), followed by a memorial service at 11:30 am.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2013