Edgar A. Smith III was affectionately known as Butch. He departed this life unexpectedly on
February 1, 2022. He was the first of three siblings born to the late Doris M. and Edgar A. Smith
Jr. Butch was baptized at an early age and attended St. James Episcopal Church where he served
as an acolyte. He was educated in the Catholic and Baltimore City Schools where he played
baseball and football. Butch graduated from Baltimore City College HS. He was always a hard
worker. At 16 years old, he purchased a 61 Ford Falcon, the first of many cars. Butch was always
working on, building, or racing cars. As a result, he developed an expansive knowledge of cars.
It was a during a layoff at GE that Butch turned his talent into a lifelong career as a mechanic.
Other mechanics often turned to him with repair issues they were unable to solve. His customers
were like family. His passion for cars went beyond making money. Butch went out of his way to
help and care for others. As a result, he touched many lives and forged a multitude of
friendships. Butch will always be unforgettable. Now brother, go in peace to freer air and a
gentler climate. It is time to rest a while from work gladly done. Butch is survived by sons
Courtney and Terrell Smith, sister Donna Washington, brother Ronald Smith, six grandchildren
Jaren, Kenley, Kendrick, Ivan, Dillion, Kaia, niece Rhonda Wright, great niece Ava Wright,
great nephew Malakai Wright, aunt Gwen Smith of Ocala Fl, uncles Norman Brodnax of
Chesapeake VA and Donald Smith, a host of cousins, and a multitude of friends.
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