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AGE: 63 • Hockessin

William Karl Smothers, age 63, of Hockessin, passed away on January 18, 2016.

Bill graduated from Florida State University with a PHD in Organic Chemistry, and post doctorate work at M.I.T. He worked at DuPont as a research Chemist for 26 years, retiring in 2010.

Bill had many hobbies such as photography, genealogy, music and nature. He was also active in the Hockessin Soccer Club for many years, coaching recreational soccer and travel teams.

He was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Smothers, and mother, Elly Smothers.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years Marguerite Smothers, three children of who he was extremely proud of, Sean Smothers (Heather) of Baltimore, Sarah Smothers of Philadelphia, and Megan Smothers of Philadelphia, granddaughter Harlow, his sister Karan Minton of Fort Pierce, as well as many other much-loved family members.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:00 am at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707 where friends may call beginning at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill's name can be sent to the , 399 Market St. #102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, 2016
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