A funeral Mass for Louis E. “Bud” Smith, 83, of Borden, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church, 7500 Navilleton Road, Floyds Knobs, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. He died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
Bud was a long-time farmer, the manager of Borden/Tri-County Water, and co-owner of Smith Brothers Implement. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church and was active in its Holy Name Society and at Mount St. Francis performing many good deeds and maintenance on the properties. Reputed for his dry wit and generosity, Bud was faith-filled, hard working, friendly to all, and well known in the community. He will be missed.
Bud was born to the late Louis V. and Mary Bernadine “Dena” (Koetter) Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marie J. (Hess) Smith; children, Connie Schilmiller and her husband Joe, Fr. Tom Smith, OFM Conv., Mary Jo Mayer and her husband John, Sam Smith and his wife Rhonda, Therese Martin and her husband Bill, Margaret Hoffman and her husband Kevin, Nick Smith and his wife Lesa, Eileen Schraffenberger and her husband David, Doris Ooley and her husband Mike, and Denis Smith and his wife Lisa; brothers, Bob and George Smith and his wife Wilma; sister, Mary Geswein and her husband Francis; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren (with three on the way); and sister-in-law, Rosetta Smith.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Norman, Hugh, Callistus Sr., and Julius W. Smith; and sisters, Marcella Miller, Edith Ems, Regina “Jean” Jacobi and Rita Austin.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, and after 9 a.m. Monday at the Forest Discovery Center at Koetter Woodworking, 533 Louis Smith Road, Borden. There will be a Prayer Service at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount St. Francis , 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis, IN 47146, or to St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com .