William “Bill” Smith

William “Bill” Howard Smith
September 26, 1937 – November 10, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of William H. Smith (Bill), 81, of Bryan, announces his passing on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Bill’s family will receive guests during visitation at 1pm, until the time of service at 2pm, Friday, November 16, 2018, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Centers, 3001 South College Ave, Bryan. Officiating the memorial is Dawn Lee Wakefield, Certified Life Celebrant and Tribute Professional. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Bill was born on September 26, 1937, in Temple, to Howard and Ruby Faye Nix Smith. He graduated from Caldwell High School. Bill was retired and enjoyed gardening and tending to his flower beds, bicycling, and spending time with his many friends and family.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents Howard Smith and Ruby Faye Smith as well as his twin brother, Robert Curtis “Bobby” Smith, and great-granddaughter Aubrey Kyle Koudelka.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Fatty Smith, his three children; Kathy Smith, Doug Smith, and Kelly Nix and husband David Nix, and 8 grandchildren; Heath Koudelka, Adam Netka, Cullen Mancuso, Cory Mancuso, Jake Netka, Leighann Netka, Taylor Smith, and William Smith as well as 3 great-grandchildren; Brayden Koudelka, Claire Mancuso, and Blake Mancuso.

Memorial donations may be given to Providence Baptist Church, P.O. Box 625, Caldwell, Texas 77836, in Memory of Bill Smith.

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  1. Bill helped me in so many ways when I was young and wild, and I never had a chance to thank him. I always thought I had plenty of time to do that.
    Farewell, Bill. And thank you for your guiding wisdom.

  2. A Dad can hold special places in our hearts, after we leave home, and long after they leave this earth. Prayers to your entire family as you discover God’s path toward your “new normal.”

    Friends, BibleStudy Classmates & Business Associates of Kelly & David

  3. My cousin Billy sold me my first motorcycle a thousand years ago. He was always such a sweet and fun guy to me. guy. I loved him and I will miss him. My prayers for his family.

  4. My dear Fatty,
    May you find comfort and strength in your faith, in your family and in your friends. May your special memories help fill those moments when your loss seems to surround everything. Be reminded of his presence with you when you feel the brush of wind against your cheek, the warmth of sunlight resting on your shoulders, the brightness of the moonlight guiding your way in the darkness.
    With deepest condolences and love to you and your family.

  5. Please accept my condolences, Kelly and David. Losing the patriarch of one’s family is a difficult loss to bear, but I know God will comfort you and give you strength as grieve. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Bills passing. We became good friends over the years. He was a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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