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McConnell Funeral Home

137 North Main Street, Greenwood, AR

OBITUARY

Roscoe F. Smith

April 29, 1938January 10, 2020
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Roscoe Franklin Smith was born April 29, 1938 to Edgar and Ruth Smith and passed away January 10, 2020. He graduated from Fort Smith High School in 1957 and married his high school sweetheart, Delores Lanelle Kagan on September 23, 1957. He joined the US Navy on July 5, 1957 and was honorably discharged July 3, 1961. During his naval tour he was stationed to the USS Putnam (DD-757) Destroyer. He worked at Russell Beldon Electric after the Navy before joining the Fort Smith Police Department in 1968 as a Patrol Officer and was promoted to Sergeant of Narcotics in 1974. He then moved to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office in 1977. He retired from law enforcement and went to work for W.W. Grainger as an outside sales representative until retirement. He moved to Las Vegas with Delores to live it up for a few years before moving back to Greenwood to be with family. He was preceded in death of his wife of 61 years, Delores Smith.

He is survived by his son, Rusty Smith and wife, Terri of Greenwood; daughter, Pam Baker and husband, Billy of Springdale; grandchildren, Hayden Smith, Garrett Smith and Colt Rogers of Greenwood, Melissa Lawrence and Billy Baker, II of Springdale; five great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; his brother, Billie Jack Smith and wife, Gen of Newfoundland, Canada; sister, Barbara Norman and husband, Carroll of Fort Smith and last but not least his faithful and spoiled lapdog, Molly.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 15 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Viewing will be 12 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Smith issurvived by his son, Rusty Smith and wife, Terri of Greenwood; daughter, Pam Baker and husband, Billy of Springdale; grandchildren, Hayden Smith, Garrett Smith and Colt Rogers of Greenwood, Melissa Lawrence and Billy Baker, II of Springdale; five great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; his brother, Billie Jack Smith and wife, Gen of Newfoundland, Canada; sister, Barbara Norman and husband, Carroll of Fort Smith and last but not least his faithful and spoiled lapdog, Molly. He was preceded in death of his wife of 61 years, Delores Smith.

Services

  • Viewing Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Joyce Newton

January 14, 2020

To Roscoe’s family, my late husband worked with Roscoe at the Fort Smith Police Department nearly 4 years. My hubby thought very highly of your Dad. I didn’t realize he stayed in law enforcement after leaving FSPD.
We went to your house when you kids were small , so I know you won’t recall . I’ll keep you all in my prayers & pray that God gives you comfort that only He can give!

Joyce Newton, Pocola, Oklahoma

Sherry Cravens

January 14, 2020

Uncle Rocky holds a very special place in my heart. As a child, he and Aunt Delores were like having a very "Fun" extra set of parents. There was never a shortage of laughter, smiles and hugs. So many wonderful memories that will now become my treasure.
Rest In Peace

Bud & Terry Rubenstein

January 14, 2020

Rocky and Delores were more than an uncle and aunt, they were our friends. The years they spent living in Las Vegas near us are full of cherished memories.
We smile when we think of them together again in front of their favorite slot machines debating who is having the most luck.
Little did they know it was us who were the lucky ones for having known them. Rest in peace, we will miss you.

Billie And Gen Smith

January 13, 2020

We love you and miss you Rocky ,We will always keep you in our memories.When we meet again we will share lots of good laughs ,RIP Brother and Brother -in -law, from Billie & gen.

Richard Smith

January 13, 2020

I remember when uncle Rocky took me for my first ride on a motorcycle in Ft Smith. I was just a little boy and remember the lasting effect that had on me. Today I own a Harley Davidson Triglide and love to ride I owe that curiosity to uncle Rocky. I told him when I saw him last year in March that I named my German Shepherd Roscoe, after him because I wanted to call him a name with stature, lol 😂 god speed Uncle Rocky, I love you and I’ll miss you.

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Biography

Roscoe Franklin Smith was born April 29, 1938 to Edgar and Ruth Smith and passed away January 10, 2020. He graduated from Fort Smith High School in 1957 and married his high school sweetheart, Delores Lanelle Kagan on September 23, 1957. He joined the US Navy on July 5, 1957 and was honorably discharged July 3, 1961. During his naval tour he was stationed to the USS Putnam (DD-757) Destroyer. He worked at Russell Beldon Electric after the Navy before joining the Fort Smith Police Department in 1968 as a Patrol Officer and was promoted to Sergeant of Narcotics in 1974. He then moved to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office in 1977. He retired from law enforcement and went to work for W.W. Grainger as an outside sales representative until retirement. He moved to Las Vegas with Delores to live it up for a few years before moving back to Greenwood to be with family. He was preceded in death of his wife of 61 years, Delores Smith.

He is survived by his son, Rusty Smith and wife, Terri of Greenwood; daughter, Pam Baker and husband, Billy of Springdale; grandchildren, Hayden Smith, Garrett Smith and Colt Rogers of Greenwood, Melissa Lawrence and Billy Baker, II of Springdale; five great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; his brother, Billie Jack Smith and wife, Gen of Newfoundland, Canada; sister, Barbara Norman and husband, Carroll of Fort Smith and last but not least his faithful and spoiled lapdog, Molly.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 15 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Viewing will be 12 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.