William Edward Smith

William Edward “Bill” Smith, 88, of Republic, passed away Feb. 1, 2020. He was born Jan. 21, 1932, in Marionville, the son of Samuel and Mary (Foster) Smith.
Smith grew up in Marionville and was a 1949 graduate of Marionville High School. He was a member of the Army National Guard in Aurora, and was worked
for General Electric in Springfield. Smith was a member of the Marionville Baptist Church and served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He moved to Republic in 1995 and became a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, in Republic, and
taught the Senior Sunday School Class. On Oct. 27, 1951, he married Shirley DePriest in
Bentonville, Ark. She preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 2011.
Smith is survived by his son, Rick Smith and his wife, Debbie; one daughter, Cindy Edmondson and her husband, Curtis; three grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary, wife, Shirley, brother, Kenneth and five sisters, Sarah, Bessie, Lena Mary, Katherine and Bea.
A funeral service, under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home in Marionville, was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Republic. Burial followed at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial donations may be made payable to the Calvary Baptist Church Youth Program, in care of the funeral home, P. O. Box 103, Marionville, MO. 65705.
Online condolences may be shared at www.Wil- liamsFuneralHomeMo.com.


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