Bill Smith of Chickasha, Okla. let this world June 22, 2017 leaving behind many loved ones. He was born September 4, 1925 to Calvin and Izeyl (O’Neal) Smith. He married Patricia Boyd who preceded him in death. He is survived by two daughters, Kae Ray and husband Larry of Carthage, Mo. and Jan King of Blue Springs, Mo., a sister, Carolyn Leslie of Midwest City, Okla., grandchildren, Jennifer Theis and husband Erik of Webb City, Mo., Jay Moore and wife Jessica of Oklahoma City, Chandy Swope and husband Tyler of Kansas City, Mo., and Anise Thomas of Las Vegas, Nev., 10 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Bill spent his life in service to his country in the Marine Corps, during WWII receiving two Purple Hearts, Chairman of the Board for Babe Ruth Baseball League, and was an educator most of his adult life. He retired from USAO, Chickasha in 2015.
Visitation will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Chickasha, Okla. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2017. A graveside service will be conducted by Ron Murphy and Military Rites by American Legion Post 147 at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017. at the GAR Cemetery in Miami, Okla.
Online condolences can be made at www.thomasfuneralhomewelchok.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bill and Pat Smith Scholar Athlete Award and Scholarship Fund in care of USAO, 1727 West Alabama Avenue, Chickasha, Okla. 73018.
Services entrusted to the Thomas Funeral Home in Welch.