Billy Eugene Smith


Billy Eugene Smith, 85 of Muskogee, OK, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2019 with his children by his side.

He was born on March 21, 1934 in Muskogee County. Before his health declined he enjoyed the outdoors, going fishing, hunting and taking care of his livestock. Billy had many different jobs during his lifetime and retired from the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in 1996 as a correctional officer.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lona Smith; brother, Ted, sisters, Lee, Marie, Helen, Sis, Minnie, and Alice.

He is survived by his son Gary Smith, of Pryor and daughter LaRona McDaniel and husband Brad of Muskogee. Sister, Wanda Smith of Muskogee, grandchildren Rachel Jones of Slick, Mandy Hunter of Bristow, Lindsey Roberts of Muskogee and Amy Hasler of Ft. Gibson and eight great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to Kammy Pouncil, Cherokee Pouncil, Karen Crittenden, and Tracy Griffin for the outstanding care and love shown to him and his family during his illness.

Billy chose to make an anatomical gift to The University of Oklahoma for education and research purposes. A private family gathering will take place at a later date.
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