In memory of
William John "Smitty" Smith
William John "Smitty" Smith, 70, of North Platte, passed away on Aug. 15, 2013, with his loving family by his side. He was born on Jan. 24, 1943, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Phillip and Geraldine (Mitchell) Smith. Bill grew up in Independence, Iowa, and graduated from St. John's High School in Independence. He started to learn the trade of a meat cutter and later served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. After his discharge he returned to Iowa and worked at Fareway Stores, Inc. in various communities. Bill moved to North Platte where he owned and operated Smitty's Fine Meats in 1986. Blessed with a witty humor, he enjoyed people and the many special friendships over the years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, lifetime member of the VFW, Knights of Columbus and the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Judy, of North Platte; his daughters, Lynn (Sherif Abdel-Moemen) Smith, of Elmsford, N.Y., and Cary Smith, of Denver, Colo.; his brother, Phillip J. Smith, of Waterloo, Iowa; and his grandchildren, Mariam, Minna and Jenna Abdel-Moemen and Elizabeth and Cassie Stambaugh. He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father-in-law, Clifford and Louise Wills; and his son, Christopher Smith. A memorial has been established. Online condolences maybe shared at carpentermemorial.com. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte with the Rev. Neal Hock as celebrant. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, and from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. At Bill's request, he wanted everyone to wear colorful attire to his service.
View Full Obituary ›
Express Your Condolences By Sending Funeral Flowers.
All arrangements are locally delivered to Carpenter Memorial Chapel - North Platte by a local North Platte, NE florist.