Troy - Francis ‘Butch’ Smith, 74, of Winter Street died Monday, July 8, 2019, at his residence after a long illness.
Born in Troy, he was son of the late Raymond Smith and Marion Toussaint Smith and husband for 43 years of Helen A. Snyder Smith. He had resided in Troy all his life and was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1963 and Hudson Valley Community College.
Mr. Smith was a maintenance engineer for the Enlarged City School District of Troy at Troy High School for 16 years, retiring in 2013.
He loved horse racing, NASCAR and repairing lawn mowers.
Survivors in addition to his wife include a daughter, Kelly (Donald) Rosekrans, Maplewood; two grandchildren, Kalee and Morgan Rosekrans; his siblings, William Smith, Clifton Park, Sue (Albert) Thurber, Troy and Gary (Debbie) Smith, Guilderland and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Joan Kearns and Carol Bailey.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4-7 PM.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 11AM at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Francis Smith to DCI-Rubin Troy Center 1850 Peoples Avenue Troy, NY 12180.