William Harper Smith, 85, of Thomasville died Jan. 8, 2010 at the Thomasville Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Thomasville. He was a member of the Elam Baptist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post 5106 in Thomasville. He was a retired paper mill maintenance worker.
Survivors include two sons, William Gary Smith, Gulf Shores, Joel Gregory Smith, Monroeville; one daughter, Debra Kay Hare, Beatrice; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leola Pugh Smith and a granddaughter, Megan Susan Smith.
A graveside service was Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Thomasville with Rev. Mark Dunn officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.
Active pallbearers were Donnie Findley, Spidle Lindsey, Beck Megginson, Harold Agee, Robert Smith and John Morris Harrison.
Honorary pallbearer was Taylor Smith.