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William C. Smith

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William C. Smith

Lafayette - William C. Smith, 92, of Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at his home. He was born August 8, 1926, in Lafayette to the late Carl and Bertha Bratz Smith.

Bill graduated from Wea High School in 1944 and served in the Army during WWII. His marriage was to Opal Smith and she preceded him in death on December 17, 2015 after 67 years of marriage. Bill worked for Henry Poor Lumber for 40 years and at the time of his retirement in 1991 he was Yard Foreman. He was a member of St. Mary Cathedral and the American Legion Post #11 in Lafayette. Bill enjoyed building decks, gambling and puzzles.

Surviving are his children Judith A. (Thomas) Perkins, Karen E. (Phil) Peterson all of Lafayette, Steve W. Smith of Myrtle Beach, SC, grandchildren Lori Sailors (Duane) of Logansport, Kyle Peterson (Billie) of Bunker Hill, WV, Jill Benefield (Donnie) of Madison, AL, Kasey Prickel (Adam) of Brownsburg, Tyler Smith of Lafayette, Tanner Smith of Myrtle Beach, SC, great grandchildren Morgan, Drew, Reis, Taylor, Kayton, Lily, Collin, Sam and Alexandra.

Also surviving are his siblings Alice Doppelfeld, Ritchie Smith both of Lafayette and Sister Maria Smith of Georgetown. Bill was preceded in death by seven sisters and three brothers.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the time of the serivce at 3:00 pm on Saturday, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Interment will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette. Memorial contributions may be made to the in Bill's memory. You may sign the guest book, leave memories and photos at
Published in the Journal & Courier on Sept. 14, 2018
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