William Herman Smith
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William Herman Smith
  • January 19, 1913 - June 20, 2014
  • Little Rock, Mississippi

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Services for Mr. William Herman Smith will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Little Rock Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Little Rock Cemetery with Rev. Warren Hedgepeth, Rev. Gene Higginbotham and Rev. David Nelson officiating. Visitation will be held at Stephens Funeral Home of Union from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Survivors include:
3 Sons:
William H. Smith and wife Emily
Patrick John "Ricky" Smith and wife Syble
Michael David "Pepper" Smith and wife Judy of Dickinson, TX

2 Daughters:
Patricia W. "Cookie" Alexander and husband Danny
Debra Leigh Dula and husband Peter

Sister: Ruth Dean and husband, James

Sister-in-Law: Mae Smith

10 Grandchildren
12 Great-Grandchildren
Numerous nieces and nephews

Pallbearers: Mike Chaney, Max Cathey, Hayes McMahan, Micky McMahan, Robert Smith and Norman Gillis
Honorary Pallbearers: Dennis Sheriven and David Dean.
Preceded in death by: loving wife of 67 years, Mrs. Patricia Smith
Mr. Smith retired as Lt. Commander after 22 years in the Navy, where he fought in WWII, as well as the Korean War. He taught special education at Meridian High school for 13 years and spent more than 60 years in the Little Rock Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. He died at his residence on Friday, June 20, 2014 after a long life of 101 years.