NEW BERN - Mr. William Bryan "Billy" Smith (Retired Army), 87, passed away Friday Nov. 30, 2012. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in New Bern. Interment will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery Extension. A reception will be held immediately following at the First Presbyterian Church Session Hall.
He is survived by his wife Martha Shields Smith; son William Bryan Smith Jr. of Chapel Hill; daughter Deborah S. Edwards and husband Kent, of Fayetteville; daughter Suzi S. Williams and husband Chris, of New Bern; daughter Julie S. Mitchell, of the home; son Robert E. Smith of Venice Beach, Ca.; grandchildren Kimberly Paschal-Acheson, Katherine Muse, Jonathan and Patrick Williams, Marc Miller and Josh Edwards; great-grandchildren Phillip Paschal, Kendall and Dylan Muse and Kayla and Riley Edwards; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors 1914 Trent Blvd., New Bern N.C. 28562 or First Presbyterian Church PO Box 1069 New Bern, NC 28563-1069.
Arrangements are being handled by Pollock-Best Funeral Home of New Bern.