William Jacob Smith
1938 - 2020
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August 9, 1938 - June 14, 2020
William Jacob "Bill" Smith, 81, of Coal Creek, passed away on Flag Day, June 14, 2020.
Bill was born August 9, 1938 in Palmyra, Missouri to Turner and Virginia (Gottman) Smith, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School and went on to attain his Associate's Degree. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and worked as a union electrician for more than 50 years. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed deceiving people with his funny stories. Bill loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed his time with his dog, "Coco".
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Tomma Lou (Littrell) Smith; children, Brian (Ronda) Smith, Cord (Jodi) Smith, Chad (Brandi) Smith; granddaughter, Sunny (Patrick) Schaffer and great-grandson, Titus Schaffer.
Graveside service, 12:00 p.m. Thursday, June 18, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expy., in Colorado Springs. Celebration of life to follow at 1:30 p.m., IBEW Local 113 Electrical Union, 2150 Naegele Rd., Colorado Springs.
Services have been entrusted to Holt Family Funeral Homes.
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Published in The Gazette on Jun. 18, 2020.
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June 23, 2020
Enjoyed working with Bill at the air force academy. We also shot at the local matches and enjoyed his great sense of humor, all around good guy.
Jim thune
June 19, 2020
Tomma Lou, I'm so sad to hear of Bill's passing! I wish I had the words that would bring you some comfort but, I know words are not enough! It was a privilege to have met him! May your pain ease with time and be replaced with happy memories of your life together! Condolences to you and your family!
Claudia (Warren) Smith
June 18, 2020
I am so sad to hear of Bill's passing. I have so many good memories with him. My family has spent several summers staying with him and Tomma Lou in Colorado. They were almost our yearly vacation and too much time has passed since I have seen him. My heart breaks - Tomma Lou we are here and want to help you through these times. I know this leaves a big whole in your heart. I love you and Bill so much.
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June 18, 2020
My dear friend of 70 years. So sorry for your lost. It is going to be hard but please let me help you get though this.. l love you and l didn't know what you were going through. Bill was a very good man he will surely be missed. My heart is heavy for you. May God bless you. Love you Mary Jane
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