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William "Bill" Smith

Obituary for William "Bill" Smith

August 22, 1942 - November 4, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 76

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Brother


William "Bill" Foster Smith, age 76, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018. He was born August 22, 1942, to the late Stuart and Anita (nee Foster) Smith. On May 6, 1967, Bill married the love of his life, Joanne "Jo" Okon, in Garden City, Michigan.

Bill worked for many years in the banking industry, retiring as a Senior Vice President, in commercial lending. He was a longtime member of the American Legion and the NRA. He also was a member of the McHenry County Marine Corps League as a past Commandant. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joanne; dear son: Wm. Lynn (Dawn) Smith; and cherished grandchildren: Cary and Ryan. He is further survived by his siblings: Stuart (Sandra) Smith, Pamela (Lyle) Lezotte, Patricia Smith, Jeff (Dee) Smith, Suzette Smith, and Christopher (Tammy) Smith; sister-in-law, Diane (the late Dick) Malcolm; and brothers-in-law: Richard (Dianna) Okon and Dennis (Shirley) Okon.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Smith, and beloved aunt and uncle Pat and Jack Labadie.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 4pm until 7pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will be on Friday, November 9, at 11am at St. Mary's Cemetery, McHenry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial's in Bill's name may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1401 N Richmond Rd, McHenry, IL 60050 or the McHenry County Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 311, Woodstock, IL 60098.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • St. Mary's Church
    1407 N. Richmond Road
    McHenry, IL 60050
  • McHenry County Marine Corps League
    P.O. Box 311
    Woodstock, IL 60098

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Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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