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Billy Wayne Smith

August 14, 1951 — June 24, 2018

Billy Wayne Smith, age 66, of Madisonville, went to be with His Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his residence. 

Bill’s favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Bill was born in Columbia, TN and spent a majority of his life in Michigan and returned to Madisonville in 1991.  He is a member of the Hiwassee Church of God in Madisonville and was retired from General Motors after 22 years of service.  Bill was a volunteer with the Monroe County Rescue Squad & Fire Department and a Monroe County Auxiliary Police Officer.   Bill loved playing the piano and his favorite song to play on the piano was “Amazing Grace.”; he enjoyed going to gospel singings; and he loved spending time with his family and friends.  In years past, Bill had a Duplicating Company called Hallelujah Taping, Inc.

He is preceded in death by his father, John William Smith and his mother, Frances Wright Smith Hockstadt , step-father John Hockstadt, and one twin sister, Martha Jean Smith.

Bill is survived by his wife of 29 years, Barbara Worley Smith; three children, Timothy Wayne (Ann) Smith of Ypsilanti, MI, Rebecca (Patrick) Guldner of Madisonville, and Nathan Smith of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Ashley, Kaleen, Patrick, Ethan, and Tyler; two sisters, Mary Jane Smith of Michigan and Sandra Polidori of Michigan; and ONE AUNT, Dorothy “Dot” Cook of Murfreesboro, TN.

The Cremation has already taken place.

A Memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hiwassee Church of God in Madisonville with Rev. Jim Hale and Sister Ann Hagan officiating. 

A fellowship meal will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.

You may leave your online condolences at

Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Starts at 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hiwassee Church of God in Madisonville

208 County Road 520, Englewood, TN 37329

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