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Willis W. Smith

Willis W. Smith, age 82, of 306 South Sixth Street, Vienna, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his residence. Born in The Rock, Georgia, he was the son of the late Truman Smith and Mildred Williams Smith and a United States Marine Corps veteran. He retired from Georgia Pacific Particle Board where he was an electrical supervisor. Mr. Smith was a member of Vienna First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and was a leader in the RA’s. He was also a member of the Gideons and performed with the Praise Singers. Survivors include wife, Yvonne S. Smith of Vienna; daughters, Elaine Phillips (Tommy) of Vienna,Donna Kowalczyk (Bob) of Unadilla; sister; Dot Patrick of Barnesville; sister-in-law, Jean Smith of Thomaston; grandchildren, Matthew Phillips, Mallory Phillips, Ashley Kowalczyk, Alex Kowalczyk and Allen Kowalczyk; great-grandchildren, Jacob Rivera and Avery Kowalczyk; step-great grandchild, C. J. Allen; niece, Cristy Caldwell; nephews, Tommy Torbert and Johnny Torbert He was preceded in death by his brother, Lanier Smith. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 in Vienna First Baptist Church. Rev. Brian Leverett and Rev. Matt Stephens officiated and interment with military honors was held in Vienna City Cemetery. The family greeted friends 10 – 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 in Providence Hall of Vienna First Baptist Church and may be contacted at 306 South Sixth Street, Vienna. Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 351, Vienna, Georgia 31092 or the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4300, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

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