June 4, 1980 - November 12, 2013
William John ("J") Smith III, 33, of Marshfield, WI., formerly of Butler, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Born on June 4, 1980 in Butler, he was the son of William and Debbie (Simpson) Smith Jr. A devout Catholic, Will was dedicated to his family and was a devoted son, grandson, father, and brother. No matter the distance, he always maintained contact with those closest to him. He faithfully attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Marshfield where he worked on a large farm, pursuing his dream of raising his own herd of cattle. A 1998 graduate of Moniteau High School, Will holdsthe cross-country record and won the District 9 Championship Cross Country meet. He continued his education at Thiel University in Business Accounting. He leaves behind his parents, William and Debbe Smith Jr. of Chicora; grandparents, William and Nancy Smith Sr. of North Washington; younger brother, Aaron(Hollis) Smith of Chicora; sister, Krista Winslow, and her husband, Steven Winslow, of Miami, FL.; son, WilliamSmith IV, of GA.; companion, Michelle Kaiser of Marshfield, WI.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles,cousins, nieces, and nephews . Will was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Homer and Betty Simpson; uncle, Steven Simpson; and cousins, Christian Anderson and Shirley Smith. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 PM Saturday (awaiting confirmation of flight) at H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, 201 So. Wash. St., Eau Claire. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Paul Hoover, family clergyman, officiating. Private graveside committal at 10:30 AM Monday at North Washington Union Cemetery.
William John ("J") Smith III, 33, of Marshfield, WI., formerly of Butler, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Born on June 4, 1980 in Butler, he was the son of William and Debbie (Simpson) Smith Jr. A devout Catholic, Will was dedicated... View Obituary & Service Information
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