William ‘Bill’ Cline Smith
Published 8:19 pm Monday, December 10, 2018
Funeral services for William “Bill” Cline Smith are Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison with burial at the Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. We ask that in Bill’s memory, wear something blue, as it was his favorite color.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at the funeral home and will continue Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 10 a.m. until time of services at the chapel.
Mr. Smith, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, after a brief fight against leukemia. He was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Brookhaven, to Harold K. Smith and Mary Louise Farmer Smith.
He was big on the military and after high school enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served in the Vietnam War and later retired with the rank of technical sergeant. He loved fishing, boating, reading and being a “World Traveler”, enjoying his time in Jamaica, England, Thailand and many other places. He was a collector of anything musically related to the Beatles but the hobby he enjoyed the most was his passion for cars. He was a member of Mid Mississippi Mustang Club of America and owned many Mustangs throughout his life, restoring many of them himself. His latest toy is a 2010 Challenger with a license plate that reads “Popstoy.” Pops is a nickname given to him by his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Brian Smith.
Survivors are his daughters and their spouses, Abby Lane Sahler and Steven, of Madison, Amy Louise Oliver and Aaron, of Flora; their mother, Paula Smith; brother, Ken Smith and Iris, of Georgia; and grandchildren, Lane Peterson, Presleigh Peterson, Mary-Cline Peterson, Landon Oliver and Mattie Jane Oliver.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill’s name may be made to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.