Bill Warren Smithey

Published 8:14 am Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bill Warren Smithey, 68, of Elizabethton, Tenn., born July 8, 1947, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native Carter County, he was the son of the late Warren Smithey and Muriel Smithey Heaton.
Mr. Smithey had worked as a machine operator with Snap-on Tools.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving, lifelong companion of 47 years, Ann Hodge, and three brothers, Ray Scalf, George Scalf and Hazen Scalf.
Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Ricco Taylor; two step-daughters, Vicki Wilson and husband Myron and Kathy Zannis; two step-grandsons, Nickolas Wilson and Tyler Wilson; and one sister, Brenda Kite-Hamilton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
It was Mr. Smithey’s wishes to be cremated and a private family celebration of life service will be held in his honor at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Compassion International, 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3668 to sponsor a child. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Williams family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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