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William Paul Smith
January 17, 1959 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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William Paul Smith, loving son, compassionate brother, and a devoted single father, passed away in the comfort of his own home in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 12, 2023. He was born on January 17, 1959, in the same city, and leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and unwavering devotion.
William is survived by his farther Robert Scott, his siblings, Raymond Smith and Robert Langley, as well as his loving children, Nicole Rene and Shaina Rene. He also leaves behind four cherished grandchildren: Nisaiah Rodriguez, Jayden Jimenez, Xavier Rodriguez, and Somaya Rodriguez, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his mother Shirley Scott.
Throughout his life, William lived by two guiding principles: "There's enough shitty people in the world, don't be one of them," and "You'll never learn if you don't try." These words not only shaped his own character but also left a lasting impact on everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.
A deeply spiritual man, William's acts of kindness and unwavering compassion touched the souls of all who crossed his path. He raised his children with these beliefs, instilling in them the values of empathy, respect, and determination. If William made a promise, he kept it, and he did so with ease. He had the remarkable ability to turn a room full of strangers into a room full of friends, exemplifying the warmth of his spirit.
William's generosity knew no bounds, as he would readily give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. His passion for being a father was evident in the love and care he provided to his children. William was not only a nurturing father but also a gifted cook, delighting those around him with his culinary creations. He had a penchant for discussing philosophy and sharing stories of his adventures from his early years.
William cherished the opportunity to reminisce about his own childhood and engage in profound discussions about life with anyone who would lend an ear. Despite facing numerous challenges, William possessed boundless potential and determination to make the world a better place. He will be remembered and missed for his unwavering love and the profound impact he had on the lives of those fortunate enough to have known him.
William Paul Smith's legacy will forever endure, his spirit living on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of calling him a friend, family member, or father. Though he may no longer be with us in the physical sense, his memory will serve as a constant reminder of the importance of kindness, compassion, and the pursuit of one's dreams.
Calling Hours will be held on October 23rd, 2023, from 5pm-7pm at Graham, Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors 838 Main St Worcester, Ma 01610.