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William Allen Smith
October 6, 1938 ~ October 16, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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William Allen Smith, 85, of Louisville, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2023. He was a native of West Virginia, a retired employee of Ford Motor Company, a member of UAW 862, and Seaton Park Baptist Church. During his 30 year tenure at Ford Motor Company, he served as a union steward and a color guard foreman. Bill served his country proudly first in the National Guard, and later in the U.S. Army, where he was a paratrooper during Vietnam. He was an avid golfer, and made a hole in one three times. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Alta Smith; four sisters, Barbara Jane Erickson, Doris Jean Clare, Emma Pauline Keeton, and Patricia Thompson; and a grandson, Michael Scott Decker. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Wilma Smith; one daughter, Dreda Lynn Smith; three stepchildren, Mike Decker (Jamie), Stephanie Meier (Tom), and Charles Decker; one sister, Mary Ruth Broomall (Edward) of Ashland, KY; brother-in-law, Erick Erickson; along with six grandchildren, Timothy Decker, Samantha Latta (Dylan), Candon Decker, Madison Latta, Nathen Everts, and Adonis; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with burial and military honors to follow at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, KY. Friends may visit on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 2 to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers are suggested to Seaton Park Baptist Church.