Bill Smith, 71, of Herrick, Illinois died Thursday, February 15, at 2:20 PM at his residence in Herrick.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Myers Cemetery, Herrick, Illinois
with Jay Huddleston, officiating. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery, Herrick Township, Shelby County, Illinois with Military Rites by Herrick American Legion.
Bill Smith was born Friday, April 5, 1946, in Fancher, Illinois, the son of William and Lorraine Edna (maiden name Daniels) Smith. Bill was raised on the family farm near Fancher and later received his GED. Bill was also a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam. Bill worked on the family farm and was later a truck driver for Reisinger Trucking. Bill enjoyed hunting and was an avid coon hunter.
Bill Smith married Gloria Jean Beck on October 3, 1973, in Shelbyville, Illinois, and she survives him along with Sons: Bobby Beck (special friend Dolores Seifer) of Herrick, Illinois; Steve Kilcrease (Meghan) of Herrick, Illinois; Brothers: Fred Smith (Edna) of Shelbyville, Illinois; Robert Smith (Joan) of Cowden, Illinois; Sisters: Wilma White of Beecher City, Illinois; Lita Freeman (Sonny) of Princeton, Illinois; Twelve (12) Grandchildren, and Five (5) Great-Grandchildren.
Bill Smith is preceded in death by his parents and Sister, Goldie Sarver.
The family is being served by Kennedy & Sons’ Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home Herrick