William E. Smith, of Rolla, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the age of 88.

He was born on October 5, 1924 in Walters, Oklahoma.  On September 2, 1951, he married Helen Brockman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; two brothers and one sister.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Mr. Smith retired from the U.S.G.S. in 1982 then he worked several more years as an assistant in the Phelps County Assessor’s Office.  

He will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes:  two sons, Michael Smith of Michigan and Gary Smith of Howard, Colorado; and one brother, Glenn Smith of Nevada.

A graveside service for William E. Smith will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013 at the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  

Online condolences may be offered at www.nullandsonfuneralhome.com.

All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla.