July 10, 1943 ~ January 14, 2020
Born in: Cumberland County , KY
Resided in: Anderson, IN
Billy Gene Smith, Age 76 of Anderson, passed away on January 14th, 2020. He was born on July 10, 1943 to the late Willie H. Smith and Lois Smith.
Post-graduation from Greensburg, KY High School, Billy served in the United States Marine Corp. for 4 years. He was a Marine veteran. After his time serving, Billy worked as a carpenter for most of his life. Billy was always ready to lend a hand for anyone in need. He loved planting flowers, growing vegetable gardens, and especially loved woodworking. He enjoyed playing corn-hole with friends and family at any function. Billy was a member of the 127 American Legion for several years, serving 3 years as the First Vice and 2 years as a commander.
Throughout life, Billy was extremely close with and had a special bond with his in-laws. He loved being a part of the Garrett family. He has a great relationship with his brother-in-law Steve. Billy was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Billy is survived by his wife of 28 years Phyllis (Garrett) Smith; Son Sammy Smith- grandchildren Dasya and Sam; daughter Pamela Kirk (Kelly)- grandchildren Kelly Smith, Landan Kirk, Aspen Kirk (Mahailey), Brakenna Kirk, and Ivy Kirk; grandson Trenton Smith; great-grandchildren Aaliyah Tillman, Grayson Tillman, Drayden Kirk, Bryson Bell, Jaxon Kirk, Zaylon Kirk, and Kellen Kirk; siblings Herman Smith Jr. Raydean Smith (Margie), and Wanda Branham; Nephews Doug Smith (Ronda), Mike Smith (Susan), Timmy Smith, Greg Smith (Valette), Ricky Smith (Linda), Pat Smith (Angie), and Stuart Branham; special brother-in-law Steve Garrett (Tina), his children Jason and India, and Steve’s grandkids Shay, Emma, and Myiah Seaton; special ex daughter-in-law Donna Nuszbaum; and several great nieces and nephews,
He is preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, son Johnny Lee Smith, great-grandson Storm Garrett, brother-in-law Sherman “Tack” Branham, and sister-in-law Joyce Smith.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 4-8PM at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson. Additional visitation will be held from 1-2pm on January 22, 2020 with a funeral service beginning at 2pm at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson.