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
Love and good thoughts as he goes home to Jesus. Prayers to all those left behind who loved him so.
I will forever miss you, and hope for the day see you again. Love always, your granddaughter
Chris and I were fortunate to meet your father last year when we came to see you guys. He was very kind and interesting to talk to. He was good with your kids and we enjoyed visiting with him. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. We love and miss you guys and hope to see you soon.
I love you Dad and will miss you till we see each other in Heaven again.!!
Goodbye to my 2nd father. We all love you Papa. My families prayers to everyone and my eternal thanks for Papa Jim who took me in , who grabbed by the scruff of the neck when he caught me screwing up, and for showing us all how to stand up, stand tall and stand proud. May God be with you papa!!
Uncle Jim had such a gentle and kind way about him. He was always pleasant to be around. We will cherish the memories made and find peace knowing you are much better off than we are. With love, Jake, Chrissy, Carson and Wyatt
Jim will be missed by many people, I am glad I got to know Jim, he was a wonderful man.
So very sad to hear of James’ passing. I knew him in high school and have a lot of fond memories of “Butch”. My condolences to his family.
Susan and Scotty and the rest of your family. May God comfort you through this time of sorrow. Jim was such a great man, I always enjoyed visiting with him and since we shared the same grandchildren we could brag all we wanted.. Rest high on that beautiful cloud Jim…..