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Smeltzer, Jr., Loyal K.

Smeltzer, Jr., Loyal K.

July 7, 1938 — October 24, 2020

Loyal Kenneth "Butch" Smeltzer, Jr., 82, of Liberty, MO, went to his heavenly home on October 24, 2020, at Tiffany Springs Rehabilitation Center.

Butch was born July 7, 1938, in Goshen, IN, the son of Loyal Kenneth and Ruby Bell (Weaver) Smeltzer. He was united in marriage to Nola Louise Davis on September 25, 1960. Butch worked many years as a Millwright. Following in his father's footsteps, he served as a longtime Volunteer Firefighter in Indiana and most recently for the Liberty Fire Department. Butch was an active member of Northland Cathedral where he served as videographer and loved to greet people at the door.

Along with his parents, Butch was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Nola Louise Smeltzer; children, Delbert (Kimberly) Smeltzer and Darrel Smeltzer and wife Bridget; siblings, Joyce, Gloria, Rosetta and Steve; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Butch's life at 2:00 pm, on Monday, November 2, at Northland Cathedral, 101 NW 99th Street, Kansas City, MO. Burial will be Wednesday, November 4, in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Northland Cathedral Choir and Orchestra.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Butch’s life at 2:00 pm, on Monday, November 2, at Northland Cathedral, 101 NW 99th Street, Kansas City, MO. Burial will be Wednesday, November 4, in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Northland Cathedral Choir and Orchestra.

Smeltzer, Jr., Loyal K.'s Guestbook

The Kaster family, Dixie, Buz and Carl extend our condolences to the family of Butch. We have been involved with racing for many years and understand the importance of people like Butch providing fire safety for the drivers. I always enjoyed talking with Butch when we was together at CARB board meetings. I know he was proud of his racetrack firetruck and was greatly appreciated.

Carl Kaster

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