Billie Max Smith

SMITH, BILLIE MAX, 68, of Louisville, passed away after a long illness on the morning of April 7, 2013 at Kindred Hospital of Louisville.

He was a native of Muncie, IN and a Catholic by faith. He retired from banking after many years with both the Bank of St. Helen's and Forcht Bank. Billie was a former member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church where he was involved with the Mens Club; the Shively Area Ministries and the SouthWest Rotary Club.

In addition to his parents, Brady and Alma Choate Smith, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Rebecca Smith; and siblings, Sheldon, Shelley and Emma Lee.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Katherine Lacey Smith; children, Tim Smith (Brooke), Kim Rood (Scott), Jim Smith (Shea Porr) and Billy Smith; brothers, Shirley (Phyllis), Bobby (Jodi), Larry, and Jerry (Carolyn) Smith; sisters, Wanda (Danny) Hines and Lois Bell; grandchildren, Chelsea Smith and Amanda and Patrick Rood.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at noon at the Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shively Area Ministries, 4415 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, KY 40216. You may visit us online at


Funeral Home

Arch L. Heady at Resthaven
4400 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 491-5950

Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 9, 2013