Bill D. Smith age 84 of Lincoln Nebraska passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at The Monarch in Lincoln. He was born on March 17, 1929 in Chester, Nebraska to Cleo V. and Lois E. (Gifford) Smith. He graduated from Crete High School in 1947. Bill served with the U S Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 with the 200th Engineer Company 196 Inf. Regt. He was stationed in Colorado and then for a year in Alaska. Bill married Virgie Havel on January 23, 1954 and they celebrated 59 years together. They moved to Lincoln in 1957. Bill was a dedicated Benefit supervisor with Woodmen Accident and Life Insurance Company for 37 years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Huskers, Saltdogs and KC Royals.
Bill is survived by his wife Virgie of Lincoln; son, Gene and Jane Smith of Lincoln; daughter, Barbara and Michael Honerman of North Platte; son-in-law, Dr. Brad and Laura Lockee of Pierce; grandchildren, Ryan, Reed, Kyle, Scott, Stacy, Matt, Brian, Amy, Brent, Aaron, Jake and Katie; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Ethan, Addison, Savannah and Wyatt. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Susan Lockee.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., with a rosary preceding the Mass at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 7601 Vine Street. Fr. Lyle M. Johnson will be officiating.
Burial with Military Honors will be in Wyuka Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.