William R. "Bill" Smith
William R. "Bill" Smith, 71 of Tipton died Monday evening
January 6, 2014 at
his residence. He was born March 19, 1942 in Tipton County to
William E. & Margery I. (Thompson) Smith. On September 21, 1986 he
married Gwen M. Whisler and she survives. He and Gwen had also
lived in Estero, Florida for 20 years.
Bill worked at Chrysler in Kokomo for 30 years
as an inspector and production worker, retiring February 5, 1995.
He had been a member of the Lions Club in Tipton, Kempton and
Florida. Bill attended the Goldsmith Methodist Church.
He loved collecting antique cars and was a marathon runner in the
Survivors besides his wife Gwen include his mother
of Tipton; one daughter, Tamela Watson, Sharpsville; one sister, Judy
Phillipe, Tipton; three grandchildren, Kayla, Patrick and Kyle Ray, and
one great-grandson, Brayden Ray.
A memorial service for Bill will be held at
1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with
Rev. Rex Dunning presiding. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m.
until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Tipton Lions Club, 1003 N. East Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.