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William Lee “Bill” Smith

William Lee “Bill” Smith, 55, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 in the Pawhuska Hospital.

He was born July 3, 1958 in Fresno, Cali., the son of Lee Charles and Betty Ann (Choate) Smith. He attended school in Pawhuska, graduating with the PHS Class of 1976. On Oct. 5, 2013, Bill married Susie Bernd in Pawhuska. An avid roper, he enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his grandkids. He worked as a pipe fitter for Zachary Construction in Bartlesville. Bill was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pawhuska.

Surviving are his wife Susie Smith; his children Lee Smith and Jessica Smith; his father, L.C. Smith and wife Clara; his siblings Mike Smith and LeeAnn Embry; step-children Stacie Sisco and Kyle Sisco; and grandchildren Leigha, Cameron, Colton, Haylee, Jazmyn and Blake; along with other family and many friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother Betty Smith.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 21, 1at the First United Methodist Church of Pawhuska. Pastor Kathy Morris will officiate.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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