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Billy Wayne Smith

Visitation:
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Service:

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Sharon Hoehn - pianist; Carolyn Coller and Natalie Gibson - duet.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Phillip Carlson, Joshua Smith, Rodney Smith, Ritchie Wasson, Brenden Bauer and Brennen Church. Honorary pallbearers: Tom Neuschafer, Jim Gaw, Jim Evans, George E. Lane, Tristen Bauer and Dickie Wasson.

Billy Wayne Smith passed away at 10:25 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the Harry S. Truman V A Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and a 1954 graduate of Vandalia High School. Billy served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict and upon returning home, started working as a self-employed carpenter. He built many homes and other buildings in the area over the years. Billy also farmed the family farm from 1978 until his health prevented him from farming. He had been a past member of the Masonic Lodge in Center and enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a long-time member of the Spencer Creek Baptist Church.

Born: June 23, 1936 in rural Ralls County, Missouri the son of Clyde Ray and Marie (Wilkinson) Smith.

Married: Carolyn Sue Neuschafer on May 3, 1959 in Center, Missouri; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Carolyn of rural Vandalia; one son, Brad A. and wife, Lesa Smith of rural Center, Missouri; one daughter, Deborah E. Smith of Fulton, Missouri; one brother, Daryle Smith of rural Vandalia; one sister, Amy Fike of Lowell, Arkansas; three grandchildren: Nathan Smith, Joshua Smith and Phillip Carlson.

Preceded in death by: parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Ralls County Cancer Society or the Spencer Creek Baptist Church.


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