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William Bryan Smith

November 3, 1924 December 1, 2018
William Bryan Smith
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Obituary for William Bryan Smith

William Bryan Smith 94 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:42 PM, December 1, 2018 surrounded by family at his residence.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 A.M. Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning Celebrant. A private burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be 5:30 – 7:30 PM Monday, December 3, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with a prayer service at 5:30 PM at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Special Olympics.

Bill was born November 3, 1924 in Clinton, IL the son of William Frances and Vira (Bryan) Smith. He married Mary Anne Maurer June 22, 1946. She passed away January 5, 1968. He later married Elaine C. Bart September 21, 1968 in Clinton, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine C. Smith, Clinton, IL; children; William Scott (Lisa) Smith, Richmond, VA; Thomas Patrick (Debra Jean) Smith, Scottsdale, AZ; James Michael (Vicky) Smith, Midlothian, VA; Laurie Ann (William) Campbell, Glasgow, Scotland.
14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Stephen (Jackie) Smith, Clinton, IL; Marilyn Bielenberg, Peoria, IL, along with many nieces and nephews

Bill was preceded in death by his Parents and 1 Son; Joseph Kerry “Jody” Smith.

Bill served his country during WW II as a Radio Operator in a C46 cargo plane. He served in the India/Burma theater on the first combat cargo group of the Army Air Corp. He flew “The Hump” during two years of service there. Bill was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and a trustee of the church for many years. He practiced law in Clinton for 46 years. He was a past Director serving on the Dr. John Warner Hospital Board and the John Warner Bank Board. He enjoyed gardening, bird watching, high alpine hiking, camping, skiing and the Gourmet Club. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

3

Dec

5:30 PM 12/3/2018 5:30:00 PM - 7:30 PM 12/3/2018 7:30:00 PM
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church

502 N Monroe St
Clinton, IL 61727

Prayer service at 5:30 PM

St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
502 N Monroe St Clinton 61727 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

4

Dec

11:00 AM 12/4/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church

502 N Monroe St
Clinton, IL 61727

St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
502 N Monroe St Clinton 61727 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

West Woodlawn St.
Clinton, Illinois 61727

West Woodlawn St. Clinton 61727 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

Special Olympics

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