Monday, February 23, 2009

William Clarence Smith, 1914-2003

The Des Moines Register - 5 April 2003

  William C. Smith, 88, of Pleasant Hill, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Parkridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 7 at the Altoona Funeral Home. Burial will be 3:00 p.m. Monday at the Jerome Cemetery in Jerome, IA.
  William was born in Numa, IA and had lived in Panora, Guthrie Center and the Seymour area before moving to Pleasant Hill. He had been a coal miner, a construction worker and a musician. William was an honorary member of the Oldtime Country Music Hall of Fame and the Old Timers Blue Grass Band.
  He is survived by two sons, Gene Smith of Runnells and Dave Smith of Des Moines two daughters, Helen Hoekman of Des Moines and Ellen Russo of Des Moines two brothers, Clyde Smith of TX and Douglas Smith of Phoenix, AZ two sisters, Wilma Shelley of Seymour and Mildred Hudson of Seymour 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Smith.
  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at the Altoona Funeral Home.

Social Security Death Index
  The SSDI gives his birth date as 5 October 1914 and his death date as 2 April 2003.  His SSN was issued in Iowa before 1951.  His last residence was Runnells, Polk, Iowa 50237.

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