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"Butch" Robert Nowell Smith
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Obituary for "Butch" Robert Nowell Smith

Mr. Robert Nowell “Butch” Smith, 65, of Dunn died Tuesday morning at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice House in Wilmington. He was born in Johnston County on March 9, 1953 to the late Nowell and Hazel Smith. 

Butch was a 1972 graduate of Dunn High School and attended Campbell University on a baseball scholarship.  He worked for North Carolina Natural Gas for 10 years and as an independent sales representative for women’s clothing lines for 25 years.  In the last few years he had a lawn care business where he loved taking care of the lawns of family and friends in Dunn.  Butch’s passions were hunting, fishing and spending time with his girls by the water. 

A funeral service will be held Friday at 11a.m. at the First Baptist Church by Dr. Len Keever. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. 

He is survived by three daughters, Adelaide, Megan and Nicole Smith all of Wilmington, their mother, Beth Smith of Wilmington, his brother, J. Nowell Smith and wife Ava of Dunn, his sister, Sharon S. Bostic and husband Jack of Raleigh and many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home. 

Memorials may be made to, the First Baptist Church, 309 W. Broad St. Dunn, NC 28334, Friends Fighting Cancer, Inc. P.O. Box 2265 Dunn, NC 28335 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Inc. 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington NC 28401.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skinner & Smith Funeral Home

905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

Funeral Services




11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Dunn

309 West Broad Street
Dunn, NC 28334





12:00 PM
Greenwood Cemetery

908 S McKay Ave
Dunn, NC 28334


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