GEORGETOWN, Texas — Born a little too soon and passed the same way. We will always remember Billy for how positive he was about the ups and downs of life. He never lost his sense of humor.

William “Billy” Edward Smith Jr. was born June 14, 1957, in Fayetteville, Ark., and passed on June 28, 2017, in Georgetown, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, “Hoppy” Smith; mother, Dorthe Lee Smith; and son, William Scott “Scottie”.

He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Tama Joyce Smith; son, Philip Lynn Doan; sisters, Linda Ann Kaharl and Joy Elaine Smith. He leaves a large, close knit loving family of aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. He leaves behind more friends than I know and a pool team that I’m sure considered him family too.

We will all miss Billy for his good nature, his sense of humor, his overcome anything attitude, his competitive spirit, and mostly his friendship. It’s so tough to see the good ones go. He is gone too soon. We are not the same without him but we can be stronger together with our shared memories of him.

He came home too soon. He was a preemie born three months early. What do you do? I guess you put him in a shoebox and alter doll clothes for something to wear. He was born in Arkansas but grew up in Ardmore. He graduated from Springer High School in 1975. He joined the Army and traveled to Korea and Florida before returning back home. He married in 1982 to Tama Osborn of Amarillo, Texas. Billy and Tama spent the majority of their lives in Amarillo until relocating to Georgetown, Texas. Billy was a mechanic in the Army and he always had a passion for motors. He holds the family record for how many cars and trucks one person could own. He liked “fixin’ ‘em” and wheeling and dealing. Billy made most of his living roofing. He was very good at what he did. I’m sure those folks will miss him too.

Billy’s real passion was for playing pool. He and his team from Amarillo were a family of their own. My condolences on your loss.

“Billy had such a positive soul about everything in life. Always had a beautiful smile for everyone, the person everyone loves,” Tama.

Thank you Lord for bringing Billy into this world and someday I will thank you for taking him back. Just not yet. Missed by all. Rest in peace Billy Smith.