William A. “Bill” Smith 79 of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 2:10 am Tuesday June 29, 2010 in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.A private graveside service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.Rev. John Hippard will officiate.Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville.On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com

Bill was born June 28, 1931 in Gillespie, IL the son of Harry W. and Margaret Linton Smith.

He married Mary Ellen Jones on Feb. 5, 1950 in Walnut Ridge, AR.

Bill, formerly, was employed at the Reuben Dairy and the Sta-Rite Ginnie Corporation both in Shelbyville.In 1992, he retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in Mt. Zion, IL where he was a warehouse supervisor.

Surviving are his wife Mary Ellen; sister Betty Calvert Gentry of Norfolk, VA; brothers Harry Smith and wife Nina and Gary Wayne Smith and wife Frances both of Gillespie; special friend Wes Depew of Shelbyville and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Joe Calvert, niece Annette and nephew Jack.