Billie Wayne Smith, age 69, of Bland, passed away December 2, 2017 at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City.
Billie was born on November 20, 1948 in Gasconade County, a son to the late Wayne and Irma (Groff) Smith.
On March 18, 1967, he was united in marriage to DiAnn Pethers at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Bland. She survives of the home.
Billie worked for Kingsford Charcoal Company in Belle for 35 years and was a member of the Owensville Gun Club. He loved fishing, camping, coin collecting, watching westerns and going to garage sales, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his spouse of 50 years, Billie is survived by: one son, Gary Smith and his wife Julie and her son Brandon Tackett of Bland: one daughter, Sherry Barnes and her husband, Robert Bennett of Harrison, AR; five grandchildren, Matt Smith, Jackie Bennett, Ashley Schreiner, and Tristan Smith; six great grandchildren, Lukas Smith, Kameron Graham, Madison Smith, Zane Smith, Rory Smith, Amelia Smith; one great grandchild, Logan on the way; and one sister, Janet Brown of Bland.
In addition to his parents, Billie is preceded in death by: his grandparents, Ollie and Leora Groff; one son, David Hugh Smith; and one sister, Diana Litzenberg.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Sassmann’s Chapel in Bland.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Sassmann’s Chapel in Bland with Brother Danny Jarvis officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Billie Smith.