William R. (Bill) Smaltz, Jr. – Obituary

William R. (Bill) Smaltz, Jr.William Robert (Bill) Smaltz, Jr, 73, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, September 30, 2022 at Transitions Hospice Home. He was born in Huntingdon PA, the son of the late Elizabeth and William R. Smaltz. 

Bill was a faithful member of Rolesville Baptist Church and was retired from the NCDOT after 38 years of service. He enjoyed NC State Athletics, gardening, NASCAR, and being around and with people. He will be remembered for his love for others and humor. Bill will also be remembered in the area for being Santa Claus. 

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Rolesville Baptist Church, 203 E. Young St., Rolesville, NC 27571. Friends may visit with the family from 10:30 – 11:45 in the Rolesville Baptist Church Family Life Center prior to the service. 

Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jo Smaltz; daughter, Anna Paolella and husband, John, of Wake Forest and grandchildren; John and Olivia Paolella. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Anne Rivenbark

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rolesville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 185, Rolesville, NC 27571 or to Springfield Friends Meeting, 555 East Springfield Road, High Point, NC 27263. 

A service of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. (919-556-5811)


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