William Ferrin Smith Jr.


SMITH, William Ferrin Jr., age 79 of Richardson, TX passed away on Tuesday morning, July 5, 2016. Bill was born on August 4, 1936 in Morenci, AZ, son of William Ferrin Smith, Sr. And Barbara Williamson. He married Margery Lee on January 5, 1963 in Lima, Peru. She survives in Richardson, TX. He is also survived by son Stephen and his wife Maria Smith and daughter, Jennifer of Richardson and husband Shawn O’Neill, sister, Barbara Walker, Grandsons, Stephen Smith, Jr., William Ferrin Smith, III, and Michael O’Neill; granddaughters, Emily and Colleen O’Neill. Bill graduated Fron Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. He served his country in the Army for 6 years with an honorable discharge, serving in the FIRST CAV Division–HELL ON WHEELS during the Korean War as a Sargeant. Bill had a distinguished 20 yr. career in the airline industry with PANAGRA/Braniff International airlines. He then went into the private business sector in Dallas, TX. The last 15 years he was with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/TSA at DFW International Airport as Facilities Operation Superintendent. He retired in December of 2015. Memorials and donations may be made in lieu of flowers, to THE FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM, at Love Field, Dallas, TX.

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