William B. "Billy" Smiley, age 76 of Hardinsburg, KY passed away December 3, 2022 at Norton Audubon Hospital. He was born in Fisher Hill, KY on January 8, 1946, son of the late Henry and Dissie Basham Smiley. Billy was a member and deacon at New Bethel Baptist Church. He was a retired contractor who enjoyed woodworking, farming, camping and hunting. He loved his family and enjoyed visits with them. His grandchildren always looked forward to the wonderful stories he had to share with them.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Margaret, Helen, Milford, Gene and Henry, Jr.
Billy is survived by Joan, his wife of 57 years.
his son - Ken (Penny) Smiley of Hardinsburg, KY
daughters - Tara (Michael) Hinton and Missy (Steve) Masterson of Hardinsburg, KY
7 grandchildren - Jessica Smiley Greenlee, Justin Smiley, Jacob Smiley, Tyler (Sydney) Hinton, Drew Hinton, Kari (Phil) Brown, Haley Masterson
3 great grandchildren - Max Sharp, Evelynn Hines and Holley Hinton
3 sisters - Lucy (Don) Strickland of Mississippi; Nancy Hamilton of Decatur, IL and Shirley Bennett of Hardinsburg, KY
many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law
Funeral services will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 1 PM with burial in the Ivy Hill Cemetery under the direction of Trent-Dowell Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 10 AM at the church on Thursday.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Norton Children's Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House