CUMBERLAND — Billie Eugene Smith Sr., 86, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
Born Nov. 2, 1926, in Corriganville, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Millard M. Smith and Grace Viola (Clauson) Smith. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Lee Smith and Geraldine (Smith) Coughenhour; and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Billie entered the United States Army in January 1945 during World War II where his attained the rank of Sergeant. He was a military police squad leader for the 745th division and served in Okinawa, Japan. Billie was decorated with citations for Good Conduct, the Army Occupation Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Ribbon.
Billie was a member and Deacon at Saint John’s United Church of Christ in Corriganville. He was a life-member of the Barrelville Outdoor Club, and a member at the V.F.W Post 6025, Mount Savage; and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2883, Cresaptown. Billie was a past member of the Corriganville Volunteer Fire Department. He was a Union Brick Mason for 35 years and past employee at Pittsburgh Plate and Glass Company.
Billie is survived by her wife of 65 years, Anna Colleen (Lease) Smith; his daughters, LaAna Jo Roberts and husband, Glen, LaVale, Lisa Kay Swauger and husband, James Jr., LaVale, and Angela Rae (Smith) Moorehead, Cumberland; and his son, Billie Eugene Smith Jr. and wife, Doris, Mount Savage.
He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Holly Lynee’ DeLattre and husband, Beau, Pittsburgh, Pa., Kevin Michael Drew, Charleston, S.C., Travis Eugene Shaffer and wife, Melanie, Hyndman, Pa., Mallory Kay Drew, LaVale, Casey Colton Smith, Mount Savage, Cierra Nicole Roberts, LaVale, Hunter Caden Moorehead, Cumberland, Leah Jade Moorehead, Cumberland; his step-grandson, Dalyn Sites and wife, Joann Clark, Cresaptown; his great-grandchildren, Page Johanna Shaffer, Shandi Moon Sites, Shyla Lily DeLattre, and Jackson Paul Shaffer; and his cousin, William M. Clauson and wife, Joan.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tomislav T. Dosch officiating.
Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Saint John’s United Church of Christ, 14715 Mullaney Avenue, Mount Savage, MD 21545.