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Obituary for Bill Smith

Date of Birth: 1/1/1930

Date of Death: 3/9/2012

Age: 81

Las Vegas NV

"DR. BILL SMITH Dr. B.G. (Bill) Smith graduated from this life and into the hands of his Lord Jesus March 9, 2012. Born in Thompsonville, Ill. in 1930, ""B.G."", as his friends called him, was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the 21st Infantry in Korea. Dr. Smith graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Dentistry in 1961 and established a 42-year dental practice, but he never retired. ""B.G."" was passionate for, and worked diligently at, the grass roots level to establish the UNLV School of Dental Medicine and was a member of the school's faculty until his passing at age 81. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, of 62 years; and their four children, Wally, Patti, Brad and Janeen; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Viewing will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at La Paloma Funeral Services, 5450 Stephanie St., #110 (732-7070). Funeral services will be at noon, Friday, March 16, at Christian Center Church, 571 Adams Blvd., Boulder City, with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the UNLV School of Dental Medicine"