Billy Smith

February 15, 1943 - November 01, 2015

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Tuesday, November 03, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Wednesday, November 04, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Wednesday, November 04, 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Billy Smith, 72, of Albion died surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 1, 2015, in the emergency room at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

He moved to this area as a young child, coming from Kentucky.

Mr. Smith retired from Curto Foundry in Ligonier.

He was a member of Harbor of Love Baptist Church in Kendallville.

Billy was an amazing and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved nothing more than being with his family. He will be remembered for his kind heart and ornery sense of humor, but most of all, for the love he had for his children and grandchildren. He will be missed by everyone who was blessed to have known him.

He was born February 15, 1943, in Knott County, Kentucky, to Drew and Goldie (Moore) Smith.

On September 23, 1961, in Lisbon he married Racine Wicker. She preceded him in death on February 12, 2008. He then married Alice (Sells) Hall on November 29, 2010, in Kendallville. She survives in Albion.

Also surviving are two daughters, Stacey (Rick) Gavin of Kendallville and Selena (Dan) Hasselman of Albion; three sons, Billy David (Sharon) Smith of Kendallville, Mark (Teresa) Smith of Albion, and Jason (Heather) Smith of Albion; five stepchildren, Tina (Steve) Potter of Georgetown, Kentucky, Randall (Shannon) Hall of Owenton, Kentucky, Jimmy (Shelly) Hall of Frankfort, Kentucky, Timothy Hall of Frankfort, Kentucky, and Carolyn Wilson of Georgetown, Kentucky; 26 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Charlotte Smith of Kendallville, Donna (Dean) Ramer of Kendallville, Betty Bostick of Lexington, Kentucky, and Maxine (Ross) Handshoe of Kendallville.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Judy Moore; and a granddaughter, Tonya Smith.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 1 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Clarence Combs and Pastor Phillip Lucas officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Pallbearers will be Shaw Smith, Chandler Smith, Kayden Smith, Andrew Smith, Matthew Smith, Brandon Smith, Gage Potter, and Jacob Wilson.

Calling is Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

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Guest Book

November 4th, 2015 11:27pm
Salyersville, Kentucky

Alice and Family. So truly sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and Prayers . Cherish the memories . Love You All. Vicky & Dennis

Lynn Lash
November 4th, 2015 1:39am
Avilla, IN

Billy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sorry I couldn't make the viewing tonight, had to work over. Heaven gained a good man. I'll be praying for you and your family. Love Lynn and Brenda

Sandy Patton Lash
November 3rd, 2015 2:59am

I love him dearly. I am so sad it is his time to leave. May we all rejoice in heaven when our time comes.

David and Cherris Lehman
November 3rd, 2015 12:48am

So sorry for your loss, Maxie. We love you so much.u