William C. "Gopher" Smith, Sr.
William C. “Gopher”Smith Sr.
LANGLEY, S.C – Mr. William C. Smith, Sr., 59, of Langley, SC, known by his family and friends as “Gopher”, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013. A lifelong area resident, he was a son of Billy Smith, Warrenville, SC and the late Dollie Brock Smith. He was a former HVAC Technician with Sig Cox. Gopher enjoyed cooking out and playing the drums. However, more than anything he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Cameron Bartlett, Jordan Bartlett, Eli Bartlett and Stephen Mikell, who were all dear to him. In addition to his parents and grandchildren, family members include his children, Beth (Clint) Bartlett, Aiken, SC and William C. “Corky” Smith, Bath, SC; siblings, the late Kenneth Smith, Joey Dewayne Smith, Bath, SC, Elaine S. Moody, Aiken, SC and Laura Swearingen, Warrenville, SC as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, November 1st, 2013, at 2 o’clock in the chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC, with Gopher’s son-in-law, Rev. Clint Bartlett officiating. If so desired, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. (www.lung.org) Friends will be greeted by the family on (tonight) Thursday, October 31st 2013, from 6 until 8 o’clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC. Visit www.HatcherFuneralHome.com to share memories of Gopher and to leave a message of condolence for the family