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William E. "Bill" NesSmith, Jr.

January 16, 1940 — January 4, 2024

West Chester, PA

William E. "Bill" NesSmith, Jr.

William E. "Bill" NesSmith, Jr., age 83, of West Chester, PA, passed away on January 4, 2024.

Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1940, he was the son of the late William E., Sr. and Jane (née Sharpley) NesSmith.

Bill served honorably in the US Army. He worked as a mechanic and was the owner and operator of Bill's Automotive, which later became Bill's Towing, in West Chester, PA.

He was a car enthusiast and a member of the DelCo Cruisers Car Club. He loved classic cars and corvettes especially. Bill enjoyed going to his grandchildren's sporting events and spending time with his family.

Bill was the beloved husband of the late Loretta (née Kelly) NesSmith; loving father of Bill NesSmith and Lori Papalia (David); caring grandfather of Nicole Papalia and Michael Papalia; dear brother-in-law of Bernadette Flaherty Testa (Charlie). He was predeceased by his sisters, late Jacqlyn and Marilyn and his sister-in-law, Elaine Gardner.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at SS Philip & James Church, 107 N. Ship Road, Exton, PA 19341, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N. Main Street, Suite 2, Clarkston, MI 48346, www.amyloidosis.org or to the Chester County SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA, 19380, bvspca.org, would be appreciated.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

SS Philip & James Church

107 N Ship Rd, Exton, PA 19341

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

SS Philip & James Church

107 N Ship Rd, Exton, PA 19341

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Interment

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

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