William Foster Israel (Smokey), 58, died Thursday February 13, 2014 from heart related complications. He is joining his wife, Laura Lynn Israel (Roth), who had died after battling cancer.
William is survived by his daughter Sarah Mooshegian and husband Robert Mooshegian II, son Robert Israel and wife Melodiy Israel (Ros), son John Israel and wife Emily Israel (Myhre), daughter Meaghan Harris and husband Kevin Harris, grandchildren Ashlynn Mooshegian and Robert Mooshegian III, mother Verna June Nolen (Roberson), sister Carol Burge (Israel), sister Peggy Israel, brother Robert Israel, and many other loved ones.
William was born in Double Springs, Alabama to Verna June and William Hall Israel on May 4, 1955. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and met his wife, Laura. He worked many years as an engineer for General Electric in several areas of the country before moving to Oak Creek, Wisconsin where he worked for Cooper Power Systems. In his spare time, William was an avid book reader and had a vast thirst for knowledge.
Memorial gifts can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
His children will be throwing him a Send-Off Party in Ste Genevieve, Missouri on his birthday, May 4, 2014 in lieu of a formal service. Plans are in the making.