William Otto Smith Jr. obituary

Published 7:00 pm Thursday, November 15, 2018

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William Otto Smith Jr., age 83, a resident of Letohatchee, Ala. died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at Dunkin and Daniels Funeral Home in Greenville at 11a.m.  on Saturday, Nov. 17  with Jack Cates officiating and Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow in Sawyer Cemetery in Letohatchee.  The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home in Greenville, Alabama.

Smith was preceded in death by his parents, William Otto Smith Sr. and Pearl Smith; sister, Dixie Smith Moorer. He is survived by his wife, Bessie R. Smith of 58 years; daughter, Pam S. Barganier; brother, Tommy (Virginia) Smith; granddaughters, Anna (Robert) B. Myrick, Hanna (Caleb) B. Thrower; great granddaughters, Emilee Myrick, Annslee Thrower, Along with a host of loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, brother in law, Lee Moorer.

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Smith was the chief of the Sandy Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, a retired U.S. rural mail carrier and loved driving trucks across the country.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Thrower, Robert Myrick, James Thomas Smith, Bobby Smith, William Smith and Casey Smith; honorary pallbearers will be Buster Taylor, Randy Harden, George Shelby, Arthur Jackson, David Rogers, Stanley Rogers, Danny Loftin, Jim Arnold, Frank King, Kurt Means, Lamar Hall, Jimmy Loftin, Bruce Sexton and Benny Boddie.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Hope Afield, P.O. Box 773 Greenville, AL 36037, phone 334-546-1817 or Panama Missions P.O. Box 451 Hope Hull, AL 36043, phone 334-303-4166.