Mr. William Hoyt Smithwick, 87 of Tuxedo Place in Albany, died March 10, 2013 at Willson Hospice House.
A native of Camilla, Georgia, Mr. Smithwick was born in Worth County to the late Luke and Jewell Smithwick on December 27, 1925. He later moved to Albany to work at the Federal State Inspection office, and then Mr. Smithwick became the owner of Smithwick Construction Company Inc. He was a successful general contractor for twenty-one years. During that time, he was selected as “Butler Builder of the Year” in 1980, and he was honored to be the only Butler Builder to be featured in the Butler Builder Annual Report.
Mr. Smithwick served on the Board of Directors for Security Bank (now known as SB&T Bank) since 1973. He is a retired member of the Albany Rotary Club and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of the Butler Builders Advisory Council. He served his country as an enlisted man in the USAF Communications Division during the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smithwick was preceded in death by his brother, Clifford Smithwick of Camilla, and his grandson, Stephen Carr of Albany.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris Cox Smithwick, and three daughters, Kathy Harsh (Brian) of Warwick, GA, Susan Dwyer (Douglas) of Atlanta, and Julie Carr (Barry) of Albany. Survivors also include eight grandchildren, John Condit (Kerry) of Jacksonville, FL, Paul Condit (Mandy) of Stockbridge, GA, Ana Corbett (Brian) of Marietta, GA, Devlin Dwyer (Rachel) of Atlanta, Hoyt Dwyer of New York, NY, Ashley Dwyer of New Orleans, LA, Laura Carr of Columbus, GA, and Kelly Lane (Matt) of Albany, and seven great grandchildren. More survivors are his brother, Gene Smithwick (Lois) of Wilksboro, NC, his sister, Dolly O’Brien (Robert) of Davidson, NC, his half-brother, Eddie Crosby (Cathy) of Eufaula, AL, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday (TODAY)10 AM at Kimbrell-Stern. Dr. William E. (Butch) Knight officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Those desiring, please make memorials to Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Ln, Albany, GA 31707 or the American Cancer Society Albany Office 323 Pine Ave, Suite 100 Albany, GA 31701.
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mr. Smithwick by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.