Vernon Jacob “Butch” Smith III, age 67, a 35-year resident of Annapolis, MD, passed away at his home on July 21, 2019. He was born on October 3, 1951 in Frederick, MD to the late Elsie and Vernon J. Smith, Jr. After high school, Butch became a roofing and construction contractor. He was a member of Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis. Butch enjoyed golfing, fishing, watching sports, playing the guitar and studying the bible. He loved his fur babies and, most of all, the time he spent with his family. Butch is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Georgia; two sons, Vernon “Jake” Smith IV of Frederick, Vernon Michael Smith of Severna Park, MD, Dawn Marie Shugars of Thurmont, MD, Elizabeth Ann Tolson of Lothian, MD and Cara Suzanne Trent of Millersville, MD; four grandsons, Tyler Price, Troy Martin, Jayden O’Brien and DJ Trent; eight granddaughters, Katie Shugars, Adriana Smith, Desiree Smith, Brittani Smith, Breanna Smith, Arie Trent, Lexi Martin and Malaya O’Brien; and many brothers and sisters including Jason Smith to whom Butch was particularly close. Friends are invited to celebrate Butch’s life with his family on Thursday, July 25 from 12 p.m. until his funeral service begins at 1 p.m. at Bay Area Community Church, 884 Chesterfield Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. Burial will be private.
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