James “Butch” Smith was born in Dyess, Arkansas on April 16th, 1950 to James and Peggy Smith. He passed away February 9, 2016 peacefully in Nampa, Idaho.
He is survived by his mother Peggy, his sisters Sue (Mike), Nanette, and Brother Eddie (Carol).
He also leaves three children, Brian ( Lesli ), Susan (Scott), Randy (PJ) as well as 14 grandchildren and three stepchildren Michelle (Marty), Mark, and Terry. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Chrissy (Jake), Missy, Ryan.
He married Teresa Meadows October 15, 1971. He became a truck driver and heavy equipment operator in the oilfields of Taft, CA. Where he also loved watching the Lakers on TV while listening to Angels baseball on the radio. He also not only played softball but umpired and announced his oldest sons little league games. He enjoyed spending time with his youngest son Randy and his children. He finally moved to Nampa, ID near his daughter Susan and her husband Scott where he loved to fish and hang out with their children. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
Thank you to all who took the time to come see him this year he enjoyed every moment. We would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Lewis, Dr. Davidson, Janel Murray NP, and Auburn Crest hospice for taking such good care of our Dad. A very special thank you to the staff and patients of Liberty Dialysis for making our dads weeks better with all you kindness and love. To Karena thank you for showing dad the dignity and fun he deserved in your care on hospice.
Services will be held Saturday February 20, 2016 at 3:00pm at Grace Bible in Nampa Idaho.
1415 Lone Star Rd.
Nampa, ID 83651