William "Bill" Smith
1932 - 2021
BORN
1932
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Smith Mortuary - Derby Chapel - Derby
1415 N. Rock Rd.
Derby, KS
William "Bill" Smith
June 4, 1932 - September 16, 2021
Wichita, Kansas - Smith, William R. "Bill", 89, died Thursday, September 16, 2021. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bill served his country honorably during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Cessna after 34 years. Visitation: Monday, September 20, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Smith Family Mortuary, Derby. Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 with the family greeting from 1:00 pm until service time at Faith Lutheran Church, 214 S. Derby Ave, Derby. Graveside service with Military Honors to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Derby. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Modena Shaffer Smith; nine siblings, and an infant daughter, Pam. Bill is survived by his wife Marlene Smith; three children, Terry (Susan) Smith of Belle Plaine, Cheryl (Les) Berry of Rose Hill, and Glenna Hufford of Derby; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maxine Rotz of Chambersburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with Good Shepherd Hospice, 7829 E Rockhill St #403, Wichita, KS 67206. www.SmithFamilyMortuaries.com


Published by Wichita Eagle on Sep. 19, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
20
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Smith Mortuary - Derby Chapel - Derby
1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby, KS
Sep
21
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
214 S. Derby Ave, Derby, KS
Sep
21
Funeral service
2:00p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
214 S. Derby Ave, Derby, KS
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Smith Mortuary - Derby Chapel - Derby
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Our thoughts and prayers on the passing of your beloved dad and friend. May the memories that linger be those of joy and laughter.
Dennis and Teresa Ulrich
Other
September 21, 2021
Bill was a good friend of both our parents, Ralph and Helen Kollmeyer, also of Derby. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Jeff Kollmeyer
September 20, 2021
Rest William, until you hear at dawn, the low, clear reveille of God. Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Air Force, Korean Conflict..
Harry Simpson
Other
September 19, 2021
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