Francis “Butch” Hal Smith Jr., 67, of Crandall, TX peacefully passed away on June 26, 2021 in Crandall, TX. Butch was born on March 9, 1954 to Francis and Ruthie Smith in Del Rio, Texas. He attended North Mesquite High School and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Butch started his career in the aviation business and worked as an aircraft mechanic for 32 years. He was an outgoing person and loved to hunt and fish and enjoy the outdoors whenever he could. He was also interested in the rodeo and going to buckouts. Butch was preceded in death by his father Francis Smith Sr. and brother Craig Lee Smith. He is survived by his mother Ruthie Banta Smith of Crandall, TX, son Toby Smith of Quinlan, TX, son Cory Smith and wife Kristen of Talty, TX, and grandchildren Jody Smith, Josie Smith and Jacey Smith.
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