William H. Smith

January 5, 1943December 13, 2013

William (Bill) H. Smith, 70, of Eddyville, Kentucky, formerly of Evansville, IN, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013, at home. Bill was born on January 5, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan.

Bill Graduated from North High School in 1961 and Purdue University in 1971.

He was employed by Kratz & Smith Construction Company and retired in 2003 from William H. Smith Construction Company.

Bill served from 1965-1969 in the US Navy, Mobile Construction Battalion 8 (Seabees) and served two tours of duty in Vietnam.

He retired to Barkley Lake in 2003 where he enjoyed family, friends, fishing and golf. Bill spent the winters in Frostproof, FL, enjoying the same good life.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Kay (Dodge) Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Kelly Smith; daughter, Jill Smith; grandchildren, Devin, Garrett and Benjamin Smith all of Evansville; mother, Bettie Smith of Eddyville, KY; brother, Jeff Smith (Marcia) of Indianapolis, IN; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; many nieces, nephews, and booga-woogas.

Friends may call Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Alexander East Chapel. There will not be a service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Harrison High School Baseball or Soccer Booster Club, or Favorite Charity.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Ginny Harbison

December 20, 2013

"The Garage" and the neighborhood is not the same without Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mike Madriaga

December 17, 2013

To my friend and teammate--
On a team of little guys, you and Squirrel were exceptional players and the catalyst to a great North team.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Albert Longbrake

December 17, 2013

Elizabeth and I are extremely saddened by this news and wish you the best. Our prayers will be with you. Al and Elizabeth Longbrake

Deborah, Mark, Kristen Swiader

December 17, 2013

Kay and Family, We are very heart broken on the loss of a dear friend and neighbor. Bill has always been very special to our lives and we have had many many laughs and giggles at the Mayors garage. No amount of words can ease your pain but always remember. We are always here for you and will help you in anyway we can. Love and Hugs to you and the family.

Timberly Brinker

December 17, 2013

It goes without saying what a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend we had in Bill. Many many great memories. My heart goes out to you all. I love you, Timberly

Michelle and Nils Henriksen

December 16, 2013

Jill, Kay, and sorry to hear of Bill's transition. I know you will miss him dearly!

Maurice Russell

December 16, 2013

Prayers for the family left behind. I had not seen or been in contact with Bill for many years, but still have fond memories from McCutchanville, and Lakewood Hills, playing tackle football at McCurdy's, as well as other outdoor things that we all enjoyed.

Jerry and Sue Cook

December 16, 2013

Kay and family,
We have lost a valued friend but our lives are richer for having known Bill. The pain of losing him will ease with time and wonderful memories filled with happiness and good times will remain.
Our Love and Sympathy

Bev & Rich James

December 15, 2013

Dearest Kay and Family, Our hearts are broken with Bill's untimely passing. We will always remember the great times we all shared in Florida...his laugh, his gusto for life, and his talent for keeping everyone smiling. These precious memories will stay in our hearts forever. We send our love to all.

December 15, 2013

So many good memories of Bill...down at the lake, out in McCutchanville, and even when you lived on McArthur Circle. The Smith's and the Deutsch's go back a long way. Bill will be missed so very much. Love you all and will most definitely keep you in my prayers.