William Howard Smith

Published 2:32 pm Monday, May 11, 2015

William Howard Smith, 70, of Statesville, died on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Iredell Memorial Hospital after an extended period of declining health.

He was born in Rowan County on Aug. 14, 1944, the son of the late Harvey L. Smith and Ollie Mae Talbert Smith. Mr. Smith was of the Baptist faith and attended Calvary Baptist Church.  Prior to becoming disabled, he was a truck driver for a stone quarry operation.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Smith, and a sister, Mary Lambert.

Survivors: 2 sons, Daniel R. Smith (Christine) and Donald L. Smith; 2 daughters, Michelle L. Beam (Paul) and Analisa Sanchez, all of Statesville; 2 brothers, David Smith of Mocksville and Billy Smith of Statesville; and 9 grandchildren.

The celebration of life service for Mr. Smith was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 at the Cochran Street Baptist Church in Statesville officiated by Pastor Thomas Young. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Condolences: www.reavisfhstatesville.com.