Bill Smith



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.