William Henry Smith, the eldest son of William Hildry & Bobbetta Smith, was born on Sept. 5, 1959, in Evansville, Indiana. His father preceded him in death in 1997.
William departed this life on August 1, 2019. Lung Cancer may have paralyzed him from the waist down, but it didn’t paralyze that loving spirit of his. He found Christ at an early age and was baptized and joined New Hope Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. W.R. Brown Sr.
The entirety of his 59 years was spent here in Evansville. He leaves to mourn his demise; His Mother, Bobbetta Smith; His Daughter, Aretha Ann Roach; One Sister, Linda Harrison; and his younger brother, Leonard Smith; one Aunt, Shirley Porter of St. Paul Minnesota; One Niece, Crystal Harrison; One Great Niece, Naijana Collins; two Nephews, Dru Hilary Smith and Daveon William Smith, plus a host of cousins and friends.