William Dale Smith, Jr. (Bill) was born on March 27, 1955, the son of William Dale Smith, Sr. and Shirley Joanne Smith in Victorville, CA at George Air Force Base. He grew up in California and Brookville, PA and was a 1973 Brookville High School graduate. He married Judy Schulz on April 3, 1992, in Topeka, KS. Bill was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gallatin Ward. He served three missions for the Church: at the Independence Missouri Employment Center, in Baton Rouge Louisiana and at Adam-Ondi-Ahman in Jameson Missouri. Bill was always looking to learn something new; he studied everything. He had a very mechanical mind and enjoyed working on vehicles; he enjoyed a challenge. Bill loved his family more than anything. His parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were extremely important to him. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his daughter, Jody Huske, his father, William Dale Smith, Sr., his brother Steven Allen Smith, and his stepmother Jean Weick. He is survived by his wife, Judy Smith of Gallatin, MO; children, Christy Hinkson (David) of Logan, UT, Mark Riches (Jennifer) of Cookeville, TN, Wendy Riches of Gallatin, MO, Debby Moon (Scott) of Provo, UT, Roy Huske of Topeka, KS, Troy Smith (Kristi) of Topeka, KS, and Mike Riches (Ally) of Bentonville, AR; 34 grandchildren; his mother, Joanne Chesnutt of Brookville, PA; and siblings, Teresa Bullers (Terry) of Brookville, PA, Robert Smith (Mary) of Brookville, PA, Patricia Gillespie (William) of Randallstown, MD, Tina Zimmerman (Timothy) of Brookville, PA and DeeRose Crissman of Ohio. 34 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, www.stjude.org. Family and friends will be received on Friday, March 4, 2022, from 6pm – 8pm at the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, beginning at 11am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2765 N. Maplevale Road, Brookville, PA 15825, and presided by Bishop Jeff Siebach. Interment will take place at Meade Chapel Cemetery, Knox Twp., Jefferson Co., PA. Online condolences and other information may be found by visiting www.mckinneydargy.com
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