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William J. “Bill” Smith, 81, of Rockwall passed away Feb. 21, 2013.
He was born Nov. 24, 1931, in Garden City, Mo., to Ormand Young Smith and Hazel Mildred (Hodges) Smith. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army. He married Geraldine “Geri” Heuermann on Jan. 20, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo. Bill worked in technical sales and retired from UARCO. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and the American Legion.
Bill is survived by his wife, Geri Smith of Rockwall; children Cindy McFarland and husband Brian of Tulsa, Okla., Erik Smith and wife Melany of Waco, and Sheila Wange and husband David of Dallas; mother-in-law Louise Heuermann; and grandchildren Michael, Markus, Matthew, Josh, Kristin and Emily.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private graveside service was held on Feb. 28, 2013, in DFW National Cemetery, under the direction of Rest Haven-Rockwall Chapel. The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening. A memorial service was held 3 p.m., Feb. 28, 2013, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3003 Horizon, Rockwall, TX 75032.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund, or to Marketplace Chaplains USA, 2001 W. Plano Pkwy., Ste. 3200, Plano, TX 75075.
Online condolences may be made at www.resthavenfuneral.com and www.rockwallheraldbanner.com
Published on  February 27, 2013
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