OBITUARY

John Wayne Smith

September 6, 1943November 29, 2018
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John Wayne Smith, 75, of Junction City, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at his residence.

He was born September 6, 1943 to Leon Smith and Katherine Williams Smith in El Dorado, AR. Wayne grew up in the Faircrest and Mt. Union communities. He was the owner agent for Multistate Insurance Agency for 41 years and former owner of Smith’s Foodland and he was also an ordained deacon at Mt Union Baptist Church in 1966. Wayne was a man who loved his family and friends. He worked hard all his life, but he prided himself most for the relationship he had with his family. He was always looking for a way to help someone. He was full of love for his fellow man. Wayne was married at the age of 21 to the love of his life Linda Jones Smith. They spent the last 54 years together virtually inseparable. His passion was spending time on the lake with his family and close friends. Most recently he could be seen mowing grass all over Junction City. He loved seeing people and never seemed to meet a stranger.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Smith of Junction City; son, Tony Smith (Laura) of Bossier City; daughter, Theresa Glover (George) of Junction City; two brothers, Jerry Smith (Cecilia) of Calion, Randall Smith of Rosebud, AR; sister, Delores Carroll of Beebe, AR; and five grandchildren, Katie Galbraith (Aaron), Jerry Wayne Glover, Emily Glover, Sydney Smith, and London Smith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John Ayers officiating. Burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church, 653 Mt. Union Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Funeral Serivce Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, December 1, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Tommy and Janette Hilyard

December 1, 2018

Our heart goes out to Linda and the family. He will be missed.

Curt/ Linda Margis

November 30, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers for Linda and all of Wayne’s family. Curt knew Wayne and Linda better back in the day of the grocery store.

Terry Lewallen

November 29, 2018

My first memories of "Uncle Wayne" was time at the lake with my bestie, his niece Stacy. He was always up for making sure we were having a great time. Ever jolly and ready for the next bit of fun. I'm so sure his smiles are bigger than ever now in the presence of Jesus. My prayers are with you all!
Love,
Terry (Williams) Lewallen

Jamie Smith

November 29, 2018

Uncle Wayne was an expert adviser. I never knew him to be
wrong either . Rest in peace love you and I will miss you.
Your nephew,
JAMISON

Lea Brown

November 29, 2018

I can't ever remember seeing Wayne without a big smile on his face. Praying for God's comfort, strength and love to sustain you and keep you in His care. Love you all so much.

Linda Luttenbacher

November 29, 2018

Linda, Tony & Theresa, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne but we know he's singing in Heaven's choir today! You were all the best friends and neighbors to me and your family will always hold a special place in my heart. We've shared many fun times together. Wayne was the best! You're in my prayers. Love, Linda (Templeton) Luttenbacher

Kim Brantley

November 29, 2018

Linda and family We are saddened to hear the loss of such a great man. Wayne never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face and something funny to say. We will be praying for peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. Cherish the many precious memories you all had together.
Kim and Jim Brantley

Tina Verdin

November 29, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Wayne. He was so very sweet and will be dearly missed.

Gerald Hollingsworth

November 29, 2018

I sure hated to hear this. A great guy and we had a number of really good years working together for the Osborne’s. My sympathy to Linda and all of the family.

Patricia Love

November 29, 2018

Teresa, Katie and family, prayers for y’all during this time. Our sympathies to your whole family. God bless, Pat & Billy Love

Biography

John Wayne Smith, 75, of Junction City, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at his residence.

He was born September 6, 1943 to Leon Smith and Katherine Williams Smith in El Dorado, AR. Wayne grew up in the Faircrest and Mt. Union communities. He was the owner agent for Multistate Insurance Agency for 41 years and former owner of Smith’s Foodland and he was also an ordained deacon at Mt Union Baptist Church in 1966. Wayne was a man who loved his family and friends. He worked hard all his life, but he prided himself most for the relationship he had with his family. He was always looking for a way to help someone. He was full of love for his fellow man.
Wayne was married at the age of 21 to the love of his life Linda Jones Smith. They spent the last 54 years together virtually inseparable. His passion was spending time on the lake with his family and close friends. Most recently he could be seen mowing grass all over Junction City. He loved seeing people and never seemed to meet a stranger.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Smith of Junction City; son, Tony Smith (Laura) of Bossier City; daughter, Theresa Glover (George) of Junction City; two brothers, Jerry Smith (Cecilia) of Calion, Randall Smith of Rosebud, AR; sister, Delores Carroll of Beebe, AR; and five grandchildren, Katie Galbraith (Aaron), Jerry Wayne Glover, Emily Glover, Sydney Smith, and London Smith.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John Ayers officiating. Burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church, 653 Mt. Union Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com