Max A. Smith passed away December 20, 2017 in Sun City, Arizona from complications of a staph infection. Max was born January 10, 1932, at a ranch near Joes, Colorado. He attended high school in Joes and then joined the air force. Max married Nancy McLeod in 1959.

Max loved kids and farming. He enjoyed all of his long service on the South Dakota Butte Electric board. He was also very proud of his part in bringing rural water to the farmers and ranchers in the South Dakota Butte-Meade Water District.

He was preceded in death by parents, Elgin and Mildred Smith and son Morgan.

He is survived by wife Nancy of 58 years, son Charles and wife Mary, daughters Margaret and husband Greg Ronne, Melinda and husband Steve Finley, sister Evelyn Stark and brother Henry J. Smith, two grandchildren and many cousins. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.