William K. “Smokey” Smith, 81, of Townsend, Delaware passed away January 23, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Smokey was a lifetime member of the APRA and began his PRCA career in the 1970s. He was a champion calf roper and team roper who competed all over the east coast. Smokey was the father of 1989 APRA Team Roping Champion Chuck Smith and 1990, 1994 and 2000 APRA Breakaway Roping Champion Joanna Smith Sheats. Smokey’s wife of 56 years, Dot, died in 2014. He is also survived by two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and two nephews, and a host of cowboys and cowgirls who he helped develop their rodeo talents through the years and who greatly admired, respected, and loved him.
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