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William Smith

d. January 10, 2015

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.

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Past Services


Saturday, January 17, 2015

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Saint Paul United Methodist Church

312 S Main St, Payne, OH 45880

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