September 14, 2015
William E. "Bill" Smith, 93, Chaumont and formerly of Theresa, passed away Monday, September 14, 2015. As per his wishes there will be no services and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa at the convenience of his family. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Bill was born in Algonquin, Ontario on November 4, 1921, son of William and Ada Bennett Smith. A marriage to Betty Hall ended in divorce and he married Bethany "Betty" Bickelhaupt in 1966. He received a 60 year award from the Free and Accepted Masons, Philadelphia Lodge #916, formerly Theresa Masonic Lodge.
Along with his wife, Betty, Bill is survived by his five children, James and Hilda Smith, Theresa, W. Gary and Debbie Smith, Carthage, Michael and Deborah Smith, Cheyenne, WY, Lisa Smith, Bowling Green KY, and Mark Smith, Liverpool, eleven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, sister, Marion Huddleston, Philadelphia, NY, and numerous nieces and nephews. Several brothers and sisters died before him.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.