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William Joseph Smith Sr.

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William Joseph Smith Sr.

Wenatchee, WA

William passed away suddenly on March 11, 2014, at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle, WA. He was 65 years old. William attended school in Cashmere, WA, graduating high school in 1966. He attended Wenatchee Valley College, before moving to Lafayette, IN, where he graduated from Purdue University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. From there, William moved to San Antonio, TX, where he received his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s in 1974. After finishing school, he moved back to the Wenatchee Valley, where he began practicing law in 1975, as well as starting a cherry orchard and helping his parents run theirs. William had a great work ethic and always liked to stay busy.

William loved to hunt. He traveled to several different countries to experience big game hunting. William also enjoyed collecting license plates from all around the world, playing the lottery, and his newest hobby, collecting vintage cars. William was loved by many and had a great sense of humor. Even in some of the worst times, he could be found joking around, always trying to find that silver lining in a dark cloud. He was a dedicated family man and a great friend.

William is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Rosario; his children, William Jr., Krystal, Elizabeth and Michelle; several grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Florence Smith.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Masonic Temple in Wenatchee Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.

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