William A. Smith

October 27, 2012

William A. Smith 94, of Frankfort, IN, passed away on October 27, 2012 at the home of his daughter, with whom he lived. Born on March 18, 1918 in Kokomo, IN to the late Ross & Clara B. (Harrison) Smith. He married Esther Ruth Bragg on December 24, 1939 and she preceded him in death on May 14, 2006. Mr. Smith attended Frankfort Schools. He was a toolmaker at Chrysler, having worked for there for over 35 years, retiring in the 1980’s. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. He also performed lawnmower work at Montgomery Wards for years. Mr. Smith was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit at Goodwin Funeral Home from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Services will follow visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kilmore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Jim W. (Darlene) Smith of Frankfort and Ralph E. (Sharon) Smith of Lafayette 1 Daughter: Joyce M. Shrock of Frankfort Daughter-in-Law: Ruby Smith of Brookston Caregiver, Brian Yakovich of Frankfort 3 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Mary Jane Williams, Frances May Smith and Donna M. Walker and 2 brothers, Frank & Charlie Smith.


7 Condolences for “William A. Smith”

  1. Pauline, Jim, Dana Neese October 29, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Hi Darlene, we are very sorry to hear about your Father-in law. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Tom & Pam October 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Jim & Dar we are so sorry to hear of your dads passing.
    He lived a good long life and that is something you will have tons of memories of. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    love you

  3. Garry & Brenda Fisher October 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    We are very sorry to hear about your dad. You and your brothers are in out prayers. If we still lived there we would come and see you. Again we are sorry for your loss.

  4. Pastor Gene Schenck October 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Dear Joyce, I wish to express my sympathy to you in the loss of your father! I recall the good times we had together with you and your Dad and Mom when we lived next door to you in the 1960s!!

    I’m 86 now and of course I loss Thelma in 1991, and have been married to Tula for 20 years and she is 86 too! We still do ministry, but am not pastoring, but preach when called on and we are doing music at a small church!

    Love and prayers,

    Gene Schenck

  5. Sarah Roudebush October 31, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Jim & Darlene, Sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Patti Crockett October 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Joyce, Jim and Darlene, and Ralph
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My love and prayers to you and your family. Be thankful for such a large family – it makes for lots of memories and I trust those memories and God’s peace will comfort you in this time.

  7. Rich Schenck October 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Dear Joyce & Family,

    Carol and I express our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of Bill. Our family has many fond memories of our years in Frankfort as your neighbors. Us kids spent many hours around your table; playing games, laughing and enjoying fellowship with you. Your family truly became our family. I remember your Mom and Dad as always very good neighbors, who would do anything for us – if needed.

    Be assured of our prayers for you during these days.

    God Bless!

    Dr. Rich & Rev. Carol Schenck

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