William D. Smith
1930 - 2016
BORN
1930
DIED
2016
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Springfield, IL
William D. Smith
PEORIA - William D. Smith, 86, of Springfield, formerly of Peoria, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born April 27, 1930, in Peoria to William H. and Arleen K. Smith, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Barbara A. Williams on Aug. 31, 1951, in Tacoma Washington.
Bill had his own business, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Elliott Avenue Baptist Church, Ansar Retirees Club, High Twelve Club #38, Masonic Tyrian Lodge 0333 and Mayflower Descendants of Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, William Scott Smith; daughter, Kimberly (Bill) Hopkins; son, David A. (Elizabeth) Smith; brother, Robert M. (Mary Ellen) Smith; grandsons, Jeremy A. (Rita) Smith, William Blake and Matthew Smith; great-granddaughter, Kinley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill knew no strangers. He loved golfing, fishing, reading, traveling to Europe, making wooden crosses (230) and the Chicago Cubs. He also enjoyed his Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. in October 2013.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2001 South Lindberg Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63131-3597.


Published by Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 22, 2016.
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Smith Family-

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of transition. I will always be blessed and think of Bill every time I look at the cross he made for me.

My newest angel now!
Janine Toman
October 24, 2016
Wes and I are so sorry for your loss. We shared a lot of good times with you and Bill in Lake Panasoffkee, Florida
Wes Pease
October 21, 2016
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