William “Bill” Carl Smith

William Carl Smith, son of Carl L. and June (Fleming) Smith was born January 24, 1940 at Summersville, Missouri, and passed away August 20, 2021, at his home in Mountain View, Missouri, at the age of 81 years.

He was united in marriage to Dena (Henry) Smith on April 6, 1979. Bill brought to this union three children, Kennith Ray, Jonathan Bryan “Butch”, and Harold Dean “Hank”.

Bill was saved and baptized in First Baptist Church of Summersville in his earlier years, and after his marriage, he was a faithful member of Forest Dell Non-Denominational Community Church.

Early in his years, Bill enjoyed anything to do with rodeo. He loved riding bulls, broncs, and anything to do with horses. Bill was a people person and never met a stranger anywhere he went. He had a wonderful laugh (cackle) and enjoyed life to the fullest. Bill loved to hunt and fish, and in his younger years, spent as much time in the deer/squirrel woods as possible.

He loved driving a truck, especially with his friend, Jack Kirkman, in which they made many runs together. Bill retired from the City of Mountain View after 20 years of service, and he truly enjoyed his job and all the people he got to meet and serve.

Preceding him in death are two sons, Butch and Hank Smith; his parents, Carl and June Smith; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ted and Viola Henry; two brothers, Lynn Smith and wife, Judy and Paul Ray Smith; and sister, Connie Smith.

Bill is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dena Smith of the home; son, Kennith Smith (Michelle); brothers, Roy Smith (Glenda) and Ronnie Smith; sisters, Judy Brashers, Joyce Powell (Mike), Janet Barnes (Thurlow); sisters-in-law, Marlene Smith and Helen Green (Ted); brother-in-law, Michael Ted Henry (Rhonda); five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, that he was especially fond of; and a multitude of friends.

Graveside services will be held Monday, August 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Poe Hill Mt. Zion Cemetery in Pomona, Missouri with Pastor James Duddridge officiating, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Poe Hill Mt. Zion Cemetery in Pomona, sent to Alva Bandy, 1924 Christopher Drive, West Plains, MO 65775. The family requests consideration in social distancing and masking as appropriate if desired. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

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