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Bill Smith

d. August 9, 2014

Born February 28, 1926, in McCaulley, Texas, Bill was the son of Adlie and Alice Milsap Smith. He grew up in McCaulley, where he played Football and Basketball for the McCaulley High School Eagles. Bill was extremely resourceful, building his own tennis racket to play tennis with his friends. He graduated from McCaulley High School in 1944, and enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served in the south Pacific theater. After the war, he attended HardinSimmons University in Abilene. While attending business school in Sweetwater, he met the love of his life, Juanita Morgan. The couple was married on November 30, 1950, in Sweetwater, Texas. Bill and Juanita moved to Rotan from Pecos in 1953, and Bill began farming and ranching in the Rotan area. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Rotan, and served as a Volunteer Fireman in Rotan for several years. In his spare time, he was an avid fisherman and golfer. One of the days of his life occurred on August 3, 2005, when he hit a holeinone on the sixth hole at the Rotan Country Club. He is remembered for always eating peanuts, a habit he passed on to his two sons. Above all, Bill cherished every moment he spent with his family.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Adlie and Alice Smith his brother, Adlie Bud Smith, Jr. and his sister, Helen Allen.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Juanita Smith two sons, Randy Smith and wife, Jeannie, of Seguin, and Ken Smith and wife, Marcia, of San Antonio one daughter, Debra C


WeathersbeeRay Funeral Home
111 N. McKinley
Rotan, TX  79546
Monday, August 11, 2014
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.



First Baptist Church
201 N. McKinley
Rotan, TX  79546
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
12:00 p.m.


Belvieu Cemetery
Rotan, TX  79546
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