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Hardin C. “Butch” Smith
July 7, 1945 – September 9, 2016
Hardin C. “Butch” Smith, 71, of Springfield, died at 6:25 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born July 7, 1945, in Manchester, IL to Leon and Margie (Hughes) Smith. He married Nancy Cornell on May 27, 1972, and she survives.
He is survived by his two daughters, Virinda (John) Griffitts of Riverton, and Dawn (Seth) James of Neoga; two grandchildren; four sisters, Leona (Lee) Spradlin of Springfield, Gracetta (Albert) Benton of Winchester, Barbara Adams, and Toni (Glenn) Hilliker, both of Jacksonville; father-in-law Archie B. Cornell; brothers-in-law Frank, Russ, and Wade Cornell, all of Elizabethtown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Sean Smith.
Butch was a retired coalminer and an Air Force veteran. He was a NASCAR, basketball, and baseball fan.
A private graveside service was held at Camp Butler Cemetery in Springfield, IL.