William “Bill” J. Smith Jr., 83, Hoxie, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Sheridan County Health Complex, Hoxie.


He was born July 13, 1936, in Gorham to Will and Nora (Resley) Smith.


He married Arlene F. (Hemel) Smith on March 9, 1958, in Hays. He taught most of his career for USD 412, Hoxie.


Survivors include his wife, of the home in Hoxie; a daughter, Tonya Sager, Colby; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hoxie City Cemetery.


Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie.


Memorials are suggested to Hoxie United Methodist Church TV Ministry or The American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.


Condolences can be sent to family at www.mickeyleopoldfuneral.com