William Sherwood ‘Bill’ Smith
Published 8:25 am Tuesday, November 30, 2021
William Sherwood “Bill” Smith, 88, passed away on Nov. 25, 2021 at Johnston Health, Smithfield.
Bill was born on Dec. 25, 1932 in Raleigh, N.C. to the late Claude C. and Lula Ford Smith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: 3 brothers; Claude C. Jr., Robert V. and Louis; and a sister, Shirley Stephenson.
He is survived by: his wife Mae; 2 daughters, Karen Romito (Roger), Clayton, Sandra Lewis, Danvers, Mass.; 5 grandchildren, Kris Romito (Chastity), Kristi Long (Johnathan), Kyle, Jessica and Kelly Lewis; 5 great-grandchildren, Karson, Kaden, and Kamper Romito, Lilli and Ivy Long; sister-in-law, Colleen Binkley; and nephews and nieces.
Bill was proud to have served his country in the Marine Corp during the Korean War. He retired from the IRS as a Revenue Officer. Bill was never a big talker, a man of few words, but he thoroughly enjoyed being a husband, father, gramps and Grandpa Smith and loved to laugh at the antics and sometimes silly actions and words of his grandchildren and especially of his great-grandchildren. He loved and his love was returned. He will be missed but we have the assurance of seeing him again and we await that time.
There was a graveside service officiated by Pastor Kris Romito, his grandson, at noon on Nov. 30, 2021 at Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh N.C. There will be no formal visitation.