Born June 13, 1950, in Shelbyville, he was the son of William E. Smith Sr. and Margaret C. Smith.
He did volunteer work for Backstreet Missions and the homeless shelter in Bloomington.
Survivors include: one daughter, Lisa M. Kahrig of Edwardsville, Ill.; 12 brothers and sisters, Allen Smith, William Smith Jr. and Libby Jo Lowry, all of Bloomington, Sue King of Liberty, Ky., John Smith and Joe Smith, both of Martinsville, Jimmie Smith of Mooresville, Becky Groce of Freedom, Tracy Marsh of Monrovia, Debbie Jo Williamson, Donald Catt and Carla Catt, all of Florida; and two grandchildren, Derek Kahrig and Geyer Kahrig.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Ryan Smith; one brother, George Arnold Smith; and his stepmother, Rita Smith.
A memorial service will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Stinesville Pentecostal Church with Brother David Jenner officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is in charge of arrangements.