William C. Smith


May 15, 1931 - March 4, 2013



William C. Smith departed this life to be face to face with the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the age of 81. He gracefully transitioned to eternity at home in his sleep. 


He is survived by his wife, Joyce (nee Pease), of nearly 61 years; daughters, Sheri (LtGen Steven Hummer, USMC), Linda and Judy; grandson, David (Stephanie) Hummer; sister, Lillian M. “Sue” Ellingsen (Don) Nelson; nephews, Don Ellingsen and Mark (Shari) Ellingsen; and nieces, Kristin (Peter) Ellingsen-Hurlin and Heidi (Richard) Hogan. 


He was preceded to eternal life by his parents, J. William and Lillian M. (nee Axtell) Smith, and a nephew, Jim Ellingsen. 


Bill’s passion was studying the Word of God under the ministry of his pastor-teacher to fulfill God’s plan, will and purpose for his life. His challenge to friends is believe salvation is the grace gift of God to man, received by personal faith alone in Christ alone (John 3:16 and Eph 2:8,9). 


Services will not be held. 


Memorials may be sent to Berachah Church, 2815 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056.