Billy Gene Smith


Billy Gene Smith, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away Jan. 31, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born in Washington, Indiana, on May 12, 1928, to the late Ralph Homer Smith and Donna Melissa Combs Smith.
Billy was a 1946 graduate of Washington High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served proudly in the Korean War. He worked at the Indiana Theater as an usher while in high school. He worked for Coca-Cola for many years, starting in Washington before tranferring to Indianapolis, and in his later years at Power Train in Fort Wayne.
Survivors are as follows; one brother, Larry Smith of Kannapolis, North Carolina; one sister, Janice Hagmeier of Phoenix, Arizona; stepdaughters Dianne and Terry Coyle; several stepgrandchildren; 10 nephews and nieces; and many great-nephews and great-nieces.
He is predeceased by stepmothers Ethel Parham Smith and Treva Kettery Smith; wife Margie Parrot Smith; sister Mary Susan Smith; sister Norma Smith Sidebottom; brother Ralph Homer Smith II; and nephew Terry Sidebottom. Special thanks to his niece Tina Sidebottom Kelley as his guardian in the last year of his life.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Gill Funeral Service Chapel from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
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Published on February 1, 2019
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