Leonard "Butch" Smith, 71
Leonard "Butch" Smith, 71, of Allegan died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Bronson Methodist Hospital.
Mr. Smith was born Nov. 22, 1942, in Cheshire Township the son of Leonard and Helen (Heath) Smith.
Butch was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam. He worked for more than 20 years with Roger Smith Sand and Gravel. He also worked for Padnos Steel in Holland and farmed a big share of his life.
Surviving are his five children, Teresa and Thomas Hamlet, Donna and Chuck Ford, Rebecca Crysdale, Brad Smith and Crystal Marsman, and Sarah and Michael King; many great- and great-great-grandchildren; his brother Roger and Janet Smith; two sisters, Barb and Mel Taylor and Betty Smith; his special friend and sidekick Rainen; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife Colleen; two grandsons, Jeremiah and Calvin; and his sister Shirley Heath.
Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 11 to 1 p.m. at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Pastor Herb Curry will officiate. Interment will be at Lindsley Cemetery, Cheshire Township.