Millard Cleveland “Big Bill” Smith

February 20, 1940 - June 25, 2020

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Smith, Millard Cleveland “Big Bill”

Beloved husband of Irene Smith (nee Combs) for 60 years. Loving father of Jeff (Brenda) Smith and Paula (Bob) Mefford. Dear grandfather of Zack (Andrea), Carly, Brooke, Lexi, and Harper. Dear great grandfather of Jackson, Nora, and Jasper. Brother of Betty, Gene, and Janice. Predeceased by parents, Leona and Gene Smith. Bill was a member of the Shriners, Scottish Rite, Eastern Stars, and a 32 Degree Mason. He enjoyed horses, riding his Harley, and taking his trucks to car shows. He was a truck driver for 25 years. Bill was a proud Veteran of the Army with active service from 1957-1967. The most important treasure of Bill was his family. Bill passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020. Services will be held privately through Hodapp Funeral Home, 6410 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., Liberty Twp., OH 45044. Burial will be held at Mound Cemetery in Monroe, OH. Donations may be made in memory of Bill to the Honor Flight Dayton, 200 Canary Ct., Enon, OH 45323.


Diana Taylor Browne - Jul 1, 2020
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou This quote perfectly sums up my Uncle Bill Smith. From the time I was a little girl, all of my memories of him include a welcoming smile, kind heart, and generous spirit. He had a contagious laugh and was so easy to talk to. Bill valued friendship and was a good friend to my dad. I’m so glad he isn’t suffering anymore. He can walk again and there is no more pain. We shall all see him again in the twinkling of an eye.
Monica Hollar Krenz - Jun 30, 2020
Dearest Aunt Irene, Paula, Jeff and Family: How sorrowful we were to hear of Uncle Bill's passing. I loved him so. He really was a wonderful man. I will always remember how handsome he was, his beautiful smile, kind heart, sense of humor & his laugh that thrilled my heart. I have such happy memories of him & our family when we were young. Love to you all!
Clara England - Jun 29, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I know he was very loved and an honorable man. May he RIP.
Steven Norman - Jun 28, 2020
Uncle Bill, you were an amazing man, tough yet loving, sometimes gruff but always funny. You'll always be in my thoughts and heart.
Carly - Jun 28, 2020
The worlds best grandpa. Wish you were still here. 80 years isn’t long enough 😔🙏🏼💔
Marc Tschuor - Jun 28, 2020
Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing him and having great conversations about his family and military service.