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Hardin C. "Butch" Smith

July 7, 1945 - September 9, 2016

Hardin C. “Butch” Smith, 71, of Springfield, died at 6:25 pm, Friday, September 9, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born July 7, 1945, in Manchester, IL to Leon and Margie (Hughes) Smith. He married Nancy Cornell on May 27, 1972, and she survives.

He is survived by his two daughters: Virinda (John) Griffitts of Riverton and Dawn (Seth) James of Neoga, two grandchildren, four sisters: Leona (Lee) Spradlin of Springfield, Gracetta (Albert) Benton of Winchester, and Barbara Adams and Toni (Glenn) Hilliker, both of Jacksonville, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Sean Smith.

Butch was a retired coalminer and an Air Force veteran. He was a NASCAR, basketball and baseball fan.

A private graveside service will be held.

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A private graveside service will be held.


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.


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