Butch Smart
January 23, 1944 - May 22, 2013
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1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
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Brian Lee “Butch” Smart Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA Brian Lee ” Butch” Smart, passed away May 22, 2013 in Ruston, Louisiana, after a 12 year battle with cancer. He and his family were residents of Highlands, North Carolina for the past 17 years, but it was his desire to come home to Ruston in…

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John Sutton left a message on May 24, 2017:
I am so sorry to hear this news. To think he's been gone 4 yrs and I didn't know. Coach was a great influence on my life. I was going through some hard times in 79 and Coach was like a dad to me as much as as a coach. I know I drove him crazy and later in 82 I know I again made him crazy. I wish so much I would have gotten back in touch with him to say,"Coach, I turned out ok!" I want to tell him that I always bragged about him throughout my life as a great coach and a great man. I never told him that it took many years but his influence did stay with me and help make me a better person later. God Bless Judy and his daughter. Thank you Coach.
Donna Atkins left a message on May 27, 2013:
We were at a car show this weekend and we saw a convertible like the one Coach Smart had at Bastrop High the first year he and maybe the last year coached. He was my home room teacher and always was a caring and just a all round good guy. So patient and laid back with all of us seniors ready for the big old world out there. Just never knew what happened to him. Sounds like he got the love and respect in life he deserved. I glad I knew him.
mildred copeland allen left a message on May 26, 2013:
Judy, just read about Butch, I am so very sorry. Mildred
Betty Caldwell left a message on May 24, 2013:
I was so sorry to hear about Coach Smart. He coached my son David at Cedar Creek. He was well respected by David, as well as the other players. The fond memories of Coach Smart at Cedar Creek will always to remembered.
Tacie Harrison Farnam left a message on May 24, 2013:
Mrs.Judy and Stephanie, I was so sorry to hear about Coach Smart. My prayers are with both of you at this time. Coach Smart was a great influence to myself while I was at Cedar Creek . He will be missed by many.
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Larna Annison left a message on May 23, 2013:
My family and I knew Butch and Judy at Cedar Creek. My prayers are with his family at this time. I am so sorry for your lose and I know that God can bring you through time like this.Larna Annison
Lance Barnett left a message on May 23, 2013:
My prayers to Stephanie and Judy. Thank you coach for being such a great coach and person. I will always have fond memories of Cedar Creek basketball. I am coaching today because of you and I still teach your lessons to many young kids today.
Jean Norris Page left a message on May 23, 2013:
Jane, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Buster and Jean Norris Page Summerfield, class of 1963
Paul Walsworth left a message on May 23, 2013:
Judy, I respected Coach Smart more than any coach that I worked with. Love, Paul Walsworth
David Caldwell left a message on May 23, 2013:
Judy, I'm truly sorry for your loss. Coach taught us character, class, teamwork and the tough lessons that young men need to learn. Coach truly cared about everyone, not just his players. I was in my driveway the other day playing a game of B-Ball with my boys and I found myself saying the same things that I learned from Coach Smart to them..he will be missed, but his lessons of basketball and life continue through the people he has touched. My familiy's prayers go out to your family in this difficult time. Coach will be missed but not forgotten.
David Caldwell left a message on May 23, 2013:
Judy, I'm truly sorry for your loss. Coach taught us character, class, teamwork and the tough lessons that young men need to learn. Coach truly cared about everyone, not just his players. I was in my driveway the other day playing a game of B-Ball with my boys and I found myself saying the same things that I learned from Coach Smart to them..he will be missed, but his lessons of basketball and life continue through the people he has touched. My familiy's prayers go out to your family in this difficult time. Coach will be missed but not forgotten.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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