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Willie T. “Bill” Smith Jr.

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Feb. 1, 2021

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EATONTON: Willie T. “Bill” Smith Jr., 72, of Eatonton, died Monday, Feb. 1. A memorial service was held Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5:00 p.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel officiated by the Reverend Christy Campbell. The family greeted friends following the service.

Son of the late William Thomas Smith Sr. and Betty Dunn Smith, Mr. Smith attended Dudley Hughes and Lanier High School. He retired from IBEW Local #1316, was a member of the Mason Lodge 612 in Mokane, Missouri and 110 IBEW Brotherhood Club. He was an avid fisherman and loved NASCAR and the Georgia Bulldogs.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debra J. Smith of Eatonton; children, Robin Smith of Branson, Missouri, Sonya West of Pensacola, Florida, Vicki (Sean) Banknell of Macon, Tammi (David) Morris of Gray, and Eric (Chasity) Watson of Byron; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Johnny (Dale) Bell of Gray; and his spoiledrotten furbaby, Abbie.

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Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032, had charge of the arrangements.