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