William John "Smitty" Smith, 70, of North Platte, Neb., passed away Aug. 15, 2013, with his loving family by his side. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte, with the Reverend Neal Hock as celebrant. Rosary is at 7 p.m. Monday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial is at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, with military honors. Visitation will be from 3 to 7pm Sunday and 8:30 am to 8pm Monday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. At Bill's request, he wanted everyone to wear colorful attire to his service.Online condolences maybe shared at carpentermemorial.com. A memorial has been established in his memory.