Joseph William "Bill" Smith (1938 - 2018)

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Joseph William "Bill" Smith, 79, of Cissellville Road, Springfield, passed away 11:35 a.m., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at University of Louisville Hospital.
A native of Washington County, he was born on Dec. 10, 1938, to the late John Ed and Mary Alice Johnson Smith.
He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, a farmer and a retired employee of Lily Tulip/Owen Illinois.
Preceding him in death was a son, Billy Joe Smith; daughter-in-law, Gail Marie Smith; infant twin great-granddaughters Alissa and Alyiah Smith; two brothers, Lenny Smith and Tommy Smith; sister-in-law, Nina Jean Smith and a nephew, Paul F. Smith, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Hamilton Smith; a son, Larry Smith (Rose) of Springfield; two daughters, Mary Ellen Smith of Louisville and Imelda Gilpin (Charles) of Danville; five grandchildren, Lee Smith, Jeremy Smith, Bradley Smith, Emily Smith and Katie Gilpin; great-grandchildren, Devon, Lauren, Cayden, Elliot, Garrett and Olivia Smith; four sisters, Theresa Osbourn and Betty Blandford (Jerry) of Springfield, Mary Fendley (Jim) of LaGrange and Irene Cheser of Lexington and six brothers, Tony Smith (Anna Catherine), Paul Smith, J.C. Smith (Ruth Ellen) and Kenny Smith (Delores) of Springfield, John Smith (Joyce) of Louisville and Joe Smith (Nancy) of Alexander.
Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 8, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Edmund Ditton, officiating.
Burial was in the St. Rose Cemetery.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Emily Smith, Devon Smith and Katie Gilpin.
Serving as pallbearers were Jeremy Smith, Bradley Smith, Lee Smith, Jesse Smith, Mike Cambron and Nick Cambron.
A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Carey & Son Funeral Home which was in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Springfield Sun on Jan. 10, 2018
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