Billie Smith

By: 
Christine Yearwood

Billie Wayne Smith, 69, Bland, died Dec. 2, 2017, at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. 

He was born Nov. 20, 1948, to Wayne and Irma (Groff) Smith, in Gasconade County.

He was united in marriage to DiAnn Pethers, March 18, 1967, at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Bland.

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.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Ollie and Leora Groff; son, David Hugh Smith; and sister, Diana Litzenberg.

Billie is survived by wife, DiAnn, of the home; son, Gary Smith and wife Julie of Bland; daughter, Sherry Barnes and husband Robert Bennett of Harrison, Ark.; grandchildren, Matt Smith, Jackie Bennett, Ashley Schreiner and Tristan Smith; great-grandchildren, Lukas Smith, Kameron Graham, Madison Smith, Zane Smith, Rory Smith, Amelia Smith; sister, Janet Brown of Bland; and step-grandson, Brandon Tackett. 

Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 8, from 5 - 8 p.m., at Sassmann’s Chapel in Bland.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m., at Sassmann’s Chapel in Bland with Brother Danny Jarvis officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle and Bland.

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