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Saint Paul United Methodist Church
Saturday January 17th, 2015
9:00am - 11:00am

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William Smith

William Porte Smith, of  Payne, passed away at home on Saturday Jan. 10, 2015.

He was born in Highland Center on Jan. 18, 1935 a son of the late Porte & Kathryn (Baum) Smith.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army; was a  member of the Payne Masonic Lodge & St. Paul United Methodist Church.

He will be sadly missed by his sister, Norma (James) Stewart of Bothell, WA; sisters-in-law, Leah  of Payne & Janice of Fairborn; niece, Marilyn (Roger) Johnson of Archbold, niece & Godchild, Mary Stewart of Seattle; nephews, Terry (Vada) of Payne, Andrew & Eric both of Fairborn; great nieces Jennifer (Matthew) Miller of Bellevue, NE, Janelle (Austin) Couts & Jessica Smith, both of Payne.

Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Robert & Richard

William will always be remembered for his kind heart that always guided him to help his family when he was needed.

Masonic rites will be held 10:45 am Saturday, Jan 17th with a funeral service at 11 am at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, where viewing is after 9 am.

He will be laid to rest in Ayersville Cemetery.

Memorials are to St. Paul UMC for the roof.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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So sorry to hear of Bill's passing.  I worked with him in Indy and he was a good friend and always had interesting stories to tell of his working years.  He would call and check on me from time to time but mostly we stayed in touch via e-mail.  Will miss him sending me jokes and pictures of all his flowers.   Susie

Susie Bacon May 6 2015 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family of Bill Smith.....We are certainly going to miss 'Mr. Reliable' at the Flat Rock Masonic Lodge.  Bill could always be counted upon to attend to the boiler and the thermostats on meeting nights....and he served the Fraternity faithfully for many years as its Junior Deacon.  He knew his ritual well and he performed his duties flawlessly.

It was also a delight to see him walk to and from the Post Office and Grocery every morning during the week and occasionally to the United Methodist Church on Sundays when weather permitted.  In fact he was so 'regular', that we could almost set our clocks by these routines.

"Bill, your passing makes us sad, but our faith in God and the realization that you have entered eternity makes us very happy."  Jim Hooker, a brother Mason from Mesa, Arizona

Jim Hooker Jan 13 2015 12:00 AM

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