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William Edward “Bill” Smith

ATMORE – William Edward “Bill” Smith, 68, of Atmore died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at his residence.

He was Emergency Management Association director of Escambia County for many years and a longtime chief of police of Atmore for many years. He was born in Mobile on Nov. 19, 1942.

His parents, Edward L. Smith, Nell W. Stacey and Otis R. “PeeWee” Stacey, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Roberts Smith of Atmore; two daughters, Geni Diane Clayton and husband, Andy, of Milton, Fla. and Carol Stacey Davis of Atmore. Late in life Bill was fortunate enough to add a son to his family, Justin Gates, of Fairhope and four grandchildren, Sarah Davis Clayton, Katelyn Nell Clayton and Ian Andrew Clayton, all of Milton, Fla. and Skylar Allison Davis of Atmore.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from Atmore Memorial Chapel with Bro. Robert Thower officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Justin Gates, Robert Carlee, Kenny Rolin, Charles Rabon, Ed Rabon and Doug Welch.

Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, March 29, 2011 at Atmore Memorial Chapel.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.