George Francis “Butch” Smith Sr. age 79 of Shortway Drive Reynoldsville, PA; died on Monday March 1, 2021. Born on June 10, 1941 in Erie, PA; he was the son of the late Francis Henry “Pete” Smith and Clara Elizabeth Postlewaite Smith who survives and lives in Reynoldsville. Butch was married to Martha Siple and she preceded him in death on December 31, 2006. Retired, He had been employed at the Benjamin Coal Company. He was a member of the Beechtree Union Church. Butch enjoyed hunting, working on old farming equipment, watching western shows and movies and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his mother he is also survived by 7 children: Sue (Stephanie) Hout of Tennessee; Sherri (B.J.) Gourley of Brockway; Barbara Smith of also of Brockway; Francie (Don) Ziemer of Minnesota; Clara Smith of Brockway; George Smith Jr. and Ryan (Kara) Smith both of Reynoldsville; a brother Henry “Hank” (Karen) Smith also of Reynoldsville. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. In addition to his father he is also preceded in death by 2 daughters: Tammi Markievich; Rachel Smith and a granddaughter Brittany Markievich. Calling hours will be on Thursday, March 4 from 10AM to 1PM at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. A Funeral Service will follow at 1PM with Rev. Terry Felt officiating. Burial will be in the Beechwoods Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Beechtree Union Church C/O Rev. Terry Felt 3023 Beechton Road Brockway, PA 15824.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of George "Butch" Smith Sr., please visit our floral store.