SMART WILLIAM GENE "BILL" Age 80, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, in the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Born March 12, 1937 in Allegheny County, PA he was a son of the late William Henry and Jean Herzog Smart. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Pope; and nephew, Michael Pope. Bill was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Smithfield. A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Rev.Jim Melnyk officiating. Surviving are his brother, Rev. John A. Smart of Tuscan, AZ; aunt, Georgette Jakomas; nephews, Dan Pope, Chuck Pope, Tom Pope, and John Smart; nieces, Mary Hancock, Susan Leer, and Jean Smart; many great-nieces and nephews; loving canine companion, Oscar; and good friend, Gerald Lee of Clayton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Music Fund, 218 S. Second Street, Smithfield, NC 27577, or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com .
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