Billie Max Smith

September 4, 1944April 7, 2013

Billie Max Smith, 68, of Louisville, passed away after a long illness on the morning of April 7, 2013 at Kindred Hospital of Louisville. He was a native of Muncie, IN., and a Catholic by faith. He retired from banking after many years with both the Bank of St. Helen's and Forcht Bank. Billie was a former member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church where he was involved with the Mens Club; the Shively Area Ministries and the SouthWest Rotary Club.

In addition to his parents, Brady and Alma Choate Smith, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Rebecca Smith; and siblings, Sheldon, Shelley and Emma Lee.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Katherine Lacey Smith; children, Tim (Brooke) Smith, Kim (Scott) Rood, Jim (Shea Porr) Smith and Billy Smith; brothers, Shirley (Phyllis), Bobby (Jodi), Larry, and Jerry (Carolyn) Smith; sisters, Wanda (Danny) Hines and Lois Bell; grandchildren, Chelsea Smith and Amanda and Patrick Rood.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at noon at the Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shively Area Ministries, 4415 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216

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  • Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Chelsea S.

May 5, 2013

With love always for my Gramps.

April 20, 2013

Kathy, Tim, Kim, Jim and Billy: Just heard of Bill's passing. So sorry to hear. You all are in our prayers.
Carl & Debbie Hicks

Amanda Williams

April 12, 2013

Brooke, Tim and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying God brings you the peace that only He can.
With much love.

April 11, 2013

Kathy & Children,
We were so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. We haven't been members at St. A's for some time now but we remember Bill, you and the kids very well. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

Kathy & Bobby Brower

April 11, 2013

Kathy and Children: We were sorry to hear about Bill's passing. We have not been members of St. A's for some time now but still remember both of you and your children well. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you at this most difficult time.

Kathy and Bobby Brower

Beth and Paul Torp

April 10, 2013

It is with great sadness that we send our condolences for the passing of a very special and dear man.

Bill Smith represented what a gentleman should aspire to and we know he will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Our hearts break for Kathy who was truely 'his girl'.

Paul and I are thinking and praying for you and your family and will see you soon.

Tony Wright and family

April 9, 2013

Aunt Kathy, our prayers are with you and yours in this faith-trying time. May God grant you comfort and peace in the coming days. I have a few fond memories of Billie that I will never forget, and they make the parting a sweet sorrow, indeed.

April 9, 2013

Kathy, I am saddened by the news of Bill's passing. You have been blessed to have such a loving husband and a father to your children. Thinking of you. Cathy

Diane Phillips

April 9, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Bill passing, I will keep your family in my prayers.