October 1, 1943 – November 6, 2019
Billy Smith, 76, of Mulberry, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019. He was born October 1, 1943 in Fort Smith. He was a retired auto mechanic for John’s Service Center in Fort Smith, an Alma Class of ’62 graduate, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He loved to hunt, loved his hunting dogs, and enjoyed having coffee with his friends at D’s Restaurant in Alma. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; and father, Billy Smith.
He is survived by four sons, James Smith and wife Dawn of Van Buren, Billy Smith and wife Tiffney of Ozark, Bryan Smith of Van Buren, and Jeff Smith and wife Catherine of Van Buren; his mother, Hazel Smith of Alma; two sisters, Shirley Loyd of Alma, and Pamela Mitchell and husband Rodney of Tulsa; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.
Pallbearers will be Brian Kirkendoll, Rodney Mitchell, David Abel, Grailen Davis, Louis Day, and Ed Stigler.
The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2019, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.
Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Chapel
4100 Alma Highway
- Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
November 9, 2019
Dad I miss you so much. I will never forget our memories and alway going camping in Branson. Thank you for all you ever did for us. Love you old man.
November 8, 2019
I will miss you big brother. I'm sure dad was happy to see you. Tell him I love him and you guys wait me.
Love your baby sister, Pam
November 7, 2019
I was very young when Uncle Bill married my aunt Wanda Walker. But Uncle Bill loved to play and tease with us kids. I loved him very much and I will always remember him as a fun uncle... RIP Uncle Bill ❤️