Daniel "Danny" J. Smith

December 4, 1953June 8, 2019

Daniel 'Danny' J. Smith, 65, of El Dorado, AR, died on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock following a brief illness.

Danny was born on December 4, 1953 in El Dorado where he lived all of his life. He was co-owner of several family businesses, Radio Service Company, RSC Home Center, Electronic Alarm Company, Best Value Rental and Easy Auto. He was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church. A proud member of the NRA, Danny had achieved Golden Eagles membership with that organization. He was preceded in death by his mother Joanna Slankard Smith.

Survivors are his wife of 36 years Sherian Powers Smith; his father David B. Smith; brothers David Smith Jr. (Reha) and Kenny Smith (Gayle); a daughter Courtney Mills (Tracy); a son David Hagins (Tara); grandchildren Shelby Mills, Brendan Hagins and Kyrstin Hagins, along with his beloved dogs Jack and Lizzie. Danny is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and so many special friends. He was so proud of his family and loved spending time with all of them.

The family will receive friends at the Mills residence, 2308 W. Oak, in El Dorado, and on Wednesday from 6 pm to 8 pm at Young's Funeral Directors.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm, Thursday, June 13, 2019 in the Chapel of Young's Funeral Directors with Rev. Allen Grimmett officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Terry Ross, Jim Stanley, Kris Smith, Dwayne Crew, Doug Willis, Billy Williams, Jake Smith and Sterling Powers.

Memorials may be made to UCAPS, 1000 Sunset Road, El Dorado, AR 71730

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  • Terry Ross
  • Jim Stanley
  • Kris Smith
  • Dwayne Crew
  • Doug Willis
  • Billy Williams
  • Jake Smith
  • Sterling Powers


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, June 13, 2019


Daniel "Danny" J. Smith

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Patti Black

June 13, 2019

Sherian, I just returned from Houston, been gone a few days. Was so very sorry to read of your sweet husband's passing! I had been meaning to call you since seeing you at the elevator there in MCSA. I will talk to you very soon! God bless and comfort you at this sad time.

Carl Sivils

June 12, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Prayers are lifted.

Marsha Parham

June 11, 2019

Danny was a good friend and a good man. He loved God and his family. I enjoyed Facebook interchanges with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


June 11, 2019

Danny will be missed by everyone in my family. Our families 'grew up together'. My wife and I watched Danny grow to be a loyal, christian man and we were blessed having him as a friend. Thank you Lord.

Delona Faulkner

June 10, 2019

I'm so sorry to learn about Danny's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.