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William Foster Smith

January 2, 1942 — February 18, 2024


With great humility and acceptance of God’s will, we the family of William Foster Smith dutifully announce the passing of our dearly beloved Uncle on February 18, 2024. He was the youngest child born to the union of Henry K. Smith, Sr. and Lizzettar Covington Smith. He was preceeded in death by both parents and elder siblings, Lillian (William) Gillespie, Raymond (Evelyn) Smith, Rev. Alvin (Vinella) Smith, Barbara (Wilson) Westmoreland, Emma (Benjamin) Ogleton, and Rev. Henry K. (Vernella) Smith, Jr. He was employed for 30+ years with Edgefield Hospital (previously Miller Clinic) of East Nashville, and then went on to work several years with the Tennessee Donor Services of Nashville. He worked in numerous roles as an outstanding nurse and supervisor always cultivating an exceptional level of knowledge and commitment. He was a credit to himself and the medical profession, while maintaining a helpful and conscientious rapport with all patients and staff alike.
              He established his Catholic faith with the Cathedral of the Incarnation, but attended and supported regularly Church of the Assumption for many                    years until his health prevented him from regular attendance. 
He leaves to cherish his memory a host of loving nephews, nieces and numerous great, as well as great-great nephews and nieces, cousins, friends and neighbors who were blessed to have him as a part of their lives. William will remain in our hearts forever! As we close the final chapter of his life, let the transformative words of our redeeming Savior speak to you: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also (John 14:1 - 3, KJV). William F. Foster requested there be no service.

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