William Smith
William Smith

Obituary of William Smith

Funeral services for William Michael Smith, age 65, of Roanoke, AL, will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 2:00 PM from Antioch Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Anthony Herren officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-8:00 PM on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Mr. Smith will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services beginning on Sunday.

Mr. Smith passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018, at East Alabama Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Higgins Smith of Roanoke, AL; one brother, Jimmy Smith of Atlanta, GA; three nieces, Angel Calhoun, Melissa Whitehead, and Carrie Allen; two nephews, Kevin Sudduth and Mark Booth; and a host of great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gerry Knight, Jeff Brown, Lankford Brown, Craig Calhoun, Jerry Denney, and Eddie McGraw.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Coker, Ben Beaird, Frank Benford, and Josh Reeder.

A lifelong resident of Randolph County, Mr. Smith was born on April 4, 1953, the son of Lewis Smith, Jr. and Nellie J. Stewart Smith. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and attended Antioch Congregational Christian Church. Mr. Smith loved landscaping and gardening, building wooden bird houses for friends and family, and his dog, Scooter. He was also an avid Alabama fan and enjoyed listening to the band Rush. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Janice McDonald.

Memorials may be floral or the family requests contributions to Antioch Congregational Christian Church, 8195 County Road 258, Roanoke, AL 36274.