William H. Smith



Mr. William H. Smith, 83, of Lillington passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home. He was born in Rockingham County, the son of the late Roy L. and Rosa Banton Smith. William was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired from the US Postal Service after 25 years of service. He loved working in his yard, planting flowers and collecting the bounty from his walnut and pecan trees. William was well known in the community for his barbeque sauce. He was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Richard, Junior, Percy Lee, Herman, Clarence and Jesse.

William is survived by his wife of 41 years, Brenda Dickens Smith of the home; 2 sons, Jerry W. Smith and wife Rhonda of Hampstead and James S. Smith of Oak Island; grandson, Zachary L. Smith of Hampstead; sister, Margaret Taylor and husband Larry of Sanford.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Baptist Chapel Church with Rev. Alex Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 1:30-3:00 PM and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Chapel Church, 2413 Buckhorn Rd., Sanford, NC, 27330.