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Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood

3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL

OBITUARY

William Austin Smith

May 1, 1927January 5, 2020
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William Smith, age 92, was reunited with the love of his life on January 5. William was born in Newark NJ to Charles and Lillian Smith where he spent his childhood and met Audrey, his bride, who he was married to for 60 years before she passed away in 2010. He served in the Navy before moving to Gainesville FL to earn his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His career then took him to Tampa in 1966 to work as an engineer professor at USF which lasted until he retired in 1991. He is survived by many loving family members. A funeral gathering will be held at Blount and Curry Funeral Home on January 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Park Foundation in both Bill and Audrey’s name.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Tim Quine

January 14, 2020

To Wendy, Jenny, Betsy and all of your loved ones: We were very saddened to hear about Bill’s passing but take solace in knowing he had a long, rich and rewarding life — especially the many years he shared with his true love, Audrey. Many great memories of Bill and “y’all”: target practice in the old cow pasture... storytelling, music & drinks at the Log Cabin... long afternoons in the sun at Lake Sinclair... steaks at Jim’s house (closely supervised by Bill)... But mostly, we cherish Bill’s warm and wonderful spirit (and a mind that was always wide open!). Our hearts are with you as you celebrate that spirit on the 18th and many years to come. Love,
- Tim & Laura Quine

Mary Auerbach

January 14, 2020

To Wendy, Jenny and Betsy and the grandchildren of Bill and Audrey, Chuck and I extend our deepest condolences. We know you will miss Bill so much. May we say that we know few kinder or more thoughtful people than both Audrey and Bill were, and were most happy to have him as our cousin-in-law, with sincere thanks for all the fun times and the thoughtful letters and notes we received from him even after he was widowed - such a fine person - and he had a great sense of humor. All our best to the family...

Mary and Chuck Auerbach

Sally Tyre

January 8, 2020

Hello Smith family,
I am so sorry to here of the passing of Uncle Bill. It's strange , I've been thinking about my uncles and aunts lately. I didn't realize Uncle Bill was so sick. I know you miss him terribly, but probably thankful he is not suffering any longer. I'm sorry I will not make it to the service. Sure wish we didn't live so far apart. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have not forgotten you.
Love, Sally

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