FARMERSVILLE - Servius T. "Butch" Smith, of Bush Hill Road, died Wednesday (March 6, 2013) at the Olean General Hospital after a long bout with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Born Aug. 5, 1944, in Syracuse, he was a son of Draper B. and Mary "Doris" Fiske Smith. On Dec. 14, 1974, in Machias, he married Beverly A. Waldron, who survives.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Belmont Central School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Cuban Missile Crisis with VP-10.
He was employed by K.N. Aronson Inc. of Arcade and Dresser-Rand in Wellsville and was a member of I.A.M. machinist union local 1580.
Butch was a member of the American Legion Post 808 of Belmont and a former member of the Farmersville Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and was an avid reader and a great Muhammad Ali fan.
Surviving besides his wife, Beverly of 38 years, are two stepsons, Ronald (Ginny) Waldron of Freedom and Roger (Marge) Waldron of Kenmore; two daughters, Sarah Smith of Buffalo and Janelle (David Johnson) Smith of Franklinville; six grandchildren, Dustin, Drew, and Deidra Waldron, Emily and Elizabeth Waldron, and Emily Johnson; a sister, Catherine (Douglas) Waldron of Sandusky. He was predeceased by a sister, Laurie M. Smith; and infant brother, David Smith.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday (March 23, 2013) from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home, 7 N. Main St., Franklinville. Private interment with military honors will be held in Farmersville Center Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo or the American Legion Post 808 of Belmont. Online condolences can be sent to www.babbitteastonfh.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Mar. 7 to Mar. 11, 2013