Earl “Butch” Smith, 64, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at his residence in Purvis. There will be a memorial service for Butch at a later date.

Butch retired from the Forrest County School System’s Maintenance Department after many years of service.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Smith, Sr.; his mother, Joann Wilson; and a brother, Curtis Wilson.

He is survived by three daughters, Leslie Smith of Purvis, Candice (Stephen) Vete of Carnes, Jenny Smith of Hattiesburg; a son, Michael (Kelly) Whiddon of San Antonio, TX; two brothers, Jeff (Gay Lynn) Wilson of Oak Grove, Mike (Linda) Smith of Hattiesburg; three sisters, Sheila Wilson of Hattiesburg, Susie Pritchard of Texas, Angie Dickinson of Oak Grove; seven grandchildren, Ariana Brent of Purvis, Chloe Young of Hattiesburg, Tayler Whiddon of San Antonio, TX, Savanna Young of Hattiesburg, Ethan Whiddon of San Antonio, TX, Madalyn Vete and Atreus Vete, both of Carnes.

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