John (Bill) Wm. Smith died at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, August 20, 2018. The family will have a celebration of his life on September 22 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM on September 22 at the town hall in Woolstock, Iowa.
Bill was born on January 19, 1934, to Joseph and Nancy (Steen) Smith in Luther, Iowa. He married Wilma H. Wever on July 27, 1958, and the EUB Church in Ralston, Iowa. Bill served in the Korean War.
He started driving a truck for an uncle at the age of 15 and became a career truck driver for many different trucking companies, mostly Kroblin, Greenfield and 16 years at Custom Meats, retiring in 2013.
Bill enjoyed horses, deer his cats Hobo and General Lee. He especially loved spending time with grandchildren, and neighborhood children.
Bill’s family includes his wife Wilma; two daughters: Mary (Bill) Flippo and their daughters Teri, Desiree, and Amanda of Alabama, & Tamie (Logan) Harrison and their children Jamie, Mike and two stepchildren of Woolstock; three sons: Tim (Cindy) Smith and their children Tim Jr. and Cody of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Tony (Kari) Smith and their children Vanessa, Jake and Dallas of Duncombe & Troy (Ann) Smith and their children Jesse, Reece and Parker of Webster City; one sister Betty Mae Johnson; and one brother Richard Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Joe and Charles.
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