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Obituary for Bill O Smith

Date of Birth: 7/6/1929

Date of Death: 2/17/2008

Age: 78

West Palm Beach FL

"Smith, Fr. Bill FR. BILL SMITH, O. CARM. 78, of West Palm Beach, passed away on February 17, 2008 at the Noreen McKeen Towers in West Palm Beach. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Fr. Bill joined the Carmelite Order at the age of 15. During his tenure in the priesthood he served in Rome teaching, in Latin, theology to clergy. He then served as pastor in Houston, TX, Stockton and Los Angeles, CA, Fr. Bill was then sent to Torreon, Mexico where he served for 12 years. After retirement he lived at the Carmelite Retirement Home in Nokomis, FL, before relocating to Noreen McKeen Towers. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Kathleen Smith. Fr. Bill is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Dick Hogan of Wellington, FL, and his brother and sister-in-law Robert and Noreen Smith of Chicago, IL., along with many nieces and nephews. His family will receive their friends on Thursday, February 21 from 9:30-10:00AM where a mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Terese de Liseux Catholic Church, Lake Worth at 10:00AM. Fr. Bill will be laid to rest in the Venice Memorial Park, Venice, FL immediately following his mass. The funeral arrangements for Fr. Bill have been entrusted to: DORSEY -E. EARL SMITHMEMORY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME3041 KIRK ROADLAKE WORTH, FLORIDA 33461"