CHESAPEAKE- William Henry Smith, 71 , peacefully pasted away in his home on February 20, 2014. He was born April 30,1942 in Norfolk, VA to the late Violet Lee and William Sunday Smith. He was known by “Billy” to many. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Smith, his children: Daughter Kristin Reynolds and husband Ben Reynolds, children Brady and Davis. Daughter Holly Kerlin, child Aidan. Sister Brenda Smith Rawls and husband Dr. H.C. Rawls III. Brother Richard E. Smith. Nephew’s: Brier Grieves, children Sam and Tyler. Bret and Laurie Grieves, children Ben, Klyee and William. Brian and Helen Grieves, children Brian, Caroline and John.
Billy struggled with cancer and was simply unable to keep up with what was an extremely valiant fight against the disease. Billy was outgoing, compassionate and optimistic. He was a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather. Billy was an accomplished business owner who cared about all of his employees. He touched the lives of many people around him. Billy was also an avid billiards player and a world traveler. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and employees.