Mr. William (Bill) J. Smith, 72, died suddenly on Thursday, July 9th, after being stricken at his home.
There will be a private Graveside Service in Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville.
A Celebration of Life will take place in the near future at a time and place to be announced.
Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Bill was born, November 17th, 1947, in Watertown, the son of Gilbert and Ethelyn Walters Smith.
On June 18th, 1968, he married the former Kathy Fulmer at the Clayton Methodist Church.
Bill worked as a farmer in LaFargeville growing up. He then became a Meat Cutter for all the Big M grocery stores in the area until 1990, when he went to work for the Town of Clayton Transfer Site, where he retired in 2014.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, target shooting, root beer floats, watching Syracuse basketball, New York Yankees, and the New York Giants.
Surviving besides his wife, Kathy, are four daughters, Rebecca (Rob) Hoch of Beaver Falls, Rhonda (James) Winkel of LaFargeville, Robin (Ronnie) Kilborn of Clayton, and Renee (Jeff) Smith of Clayton; grandchildren, Chelsey (John), Kim (Johnathon), Tiffani, Lizzie (Forrest), Chasity (Ricky), Jaydn, Nick (Skyler), Austin, Darren, Alexis, Breanna (Devan), Nathan, Heather, Tonya (Anthony), Robbie, Megan; several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is also pre deceased by his siblings, Wayne (Sandy) Smith, and Karen (Dave) Bourcy.