JACKSONVILLE - William J. (Bill) Smith, 89, of Jacksonville, NC died Friday, May 12, 2017 at Transition Life Care Hospice Home of Raleigh, NC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Tuesday at 1:00 PM at Infant of Prague Catholic Church in Jacksonville, NC. Burial will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Bill was a loving husband and father of eight kids who sacrificed to provide for his family. He met his wife (Doretta) in Italy during WWII. She was the love of his life. Bill worked for New River Pharmacy/ Kerr Drugs for over 40 years until he retired 1988. His hobby was fishing and was known as a man who could fix anything.
Bill Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Doretta F. Smith. He is survived by his sons, John and Donna Smith of Angier, NC, Frank and Nita Smith of Lexington, KY, George and Brinda Smith of Wake Forest NC, Pat Smith of Lillington, NC, Edward and Lori Smith of Fuquay Varina, NC, Michael Smith and John Naretta of Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Rose Mary Smith of Angier, NC and Anna and Jonathan Grover of White River Junction, VT; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Monday evening, May 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Transition LifeCare Of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Jones Funeral Home - Jacksonville
Monday May 15th, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
303 Chaney Avenue
Jacksonville , NC 28540
Mass of Christian Burial
Infant of Prague Catholic Church
Tuesday May 16th, 2017
205 Chaney Ave
Jacksonville, NC 28540
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Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear friend and family member. Something that encouraged me during this difficult time is the promise the Bible has for all mankind. It is found at Revelation 21:3,4 which says, "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." What a wonderful promise!
Submitted by Ms. Bridges on May 23 2017 03:51:40 PM
To the Smith Family, my mother and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Smith. What a gentle, kind, respected, loving husband, father and friend. He is now with the love of his life. May God be with you all during this time. Sincerely, Rebecca Wells Gurganus and Marina Wells
Submitted by Rebecca W. Gurganus on May 22 2017 08:30:39 PM
My condolences to the Smith family. Hope all can have comfort in knowing that one day sickness and death will be a thing of the past. (Isaiah 33:24)
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