William Z.Smith

William Zehner Smith
William (Bill) was born January 10, 1935 in Hartford, CT. William died due to complications from diabetes/strokes on Nov. 13, 2012. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to “Grace Hospice”, 9233 Ward Parkway, Ste. 201, Kansas City, Mo. 64114 (816) 444-4611 www.gracehospicellc.com for their wonderful care of both Bill & Carolyn. William served four years in the army during the Korean War. He worked in the Telecommunications Industry while raising his family with his former wife, Janice. William’s company transferred him to Kansas City in the late 70’s. He and his family resided in Kearney, MO., where William was actively involved with the Knights of Columbus. William was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Kim and brother Phil who passed away just three days before Bill. William is survived by his wife, Carolyn, two sisters, Ginger and Judy, brother, Dick, his children, Christine and George, Carolyn’s daughter, Lori, son-in-law, Bryan and their two children, Thomas and Daniel. William is also survived by his grandchildren, Tessa and Dalton.


  1. Joe and Carol DePierro, Fairport, NY on November 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

    We are very sorry to learn of the passing of our friend and former neighbor. Bill was always an outgoing friendly person who was always willing to help those in need.

    We lost touch after he moved to Kearny, MO, but always remembered him and his family with fondest regards.

    We wish to express our sincere condolences to his family.

    May he rest in peace.

    Joe and Carol

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