Kenneth “Butch” Garland Smith

Kenneth “Butch” Garland Smith, 79, of Sarcoxie passed away Dec. 1, 2020.
Smith was born Oct. 28, 1941 in Sarcoxie to the union of the late Kenneth and Eleen (Wyatt) Smith. He attended Sarcoxie High School and Joplin Junior College (now MSSU). He spent most of his life in southwest Missouri along with some time in Colorado. In April 1964 he was united with Frances Kaye Smith for 25 years and had three children together Angela, Kevin and Dustin Smith. He was owner of Smith’s IGA from 1976 to 1981 and then took over at Center Creek Country Club in 1981 until 2003.
He is survived by his children, Angela Smith, Dustin Smith, Tawnya (daughter-in-law); two grandchildren; one great- grandchild; sister, Donna Henry; brother-in-law, Nelson Williams; nieces, Skyla Fiorentino, and Kristi Williams; and nephew, Michael Williams. He is preceded in death by son, Kevin Smith; parents; sister, Barbara Williams and nephew, David Williams.
The family has chosen to delay the memorial service until next spring due to COVID 19. Details will be provided on the Housh-Goodwin website and announced by newspaper prior to date of the service.
Memorials may be made to Union Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie.


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