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Monday, October 18, 2021

Obituary - Danny Smith

Danny Lee Smith 65 of Adrian, Missouri passed away Friday October 15, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. A visitation will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Cremation to follow. There will be no funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to his grandson Abel’s Education Fund c/o Marcia Smith. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

If you were lucky enough to know Danny you are truly blessed. Danny was one of a kind who lived and loved life like no other. Danny was born September 6, 1956 to Jesse F. and Betty R.Thomas Smith. He grew up in Butler, Missouri. Danny attended Butler Schools.

Throughout his life he worked many places. Just to name a few, Harry Cherry’s, Eldred Mobile, Sunroofing, mechanic for Don Malan lineman for the City of Butler, custodian for the Butler R-5 School District, and was in charge of maintenance for the Bates County Court House for the last seventeen years.

On November 14, 1977 Danny married the love of his life Marcia Scott, they shared 44 years of making memories! On April 17, 1992 they welcomed their only child Jessica Marie Smith.

Danny was a devoted husband, father, and brother. They say the best dads get promoted to grandpa’s and Danny became one on October 3, 2013, when his only grandchild Abel Landon Michael was born.

Danny enjoyed the outdoors with fishing, hunting, and anything outside. For many years you could find him working on anything with a motor. You could count on finding Danny and Marcia at the race track on Saturday nights. He loved spending time with Abel, he never missed a sports practice or game. They were continually outside either playing football, riding four wheelers, target practice, they were always into something together. Where Danny was Abel was right there by his side.

Danny is survived by his wife Marcia of Adrian, Missouri, one daughter Jessica Smith of Butler, Missouri, one grandson Abel Landon Michael of Butler, Missouri, one brother Dale Douty and his wife Retta of Butler, Missouri, two sisters Diana Bennett and husband Jason of Butler, Missouri, Tina Hansen and husband Mike of Butler, Missouri, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as many friends.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Jesse and Betty Smith, one brother Robert Douty, one nephew Jesse Paul Douty, and great nephew Keith Cooper.