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Rodney L. Smart, 73

Rodney L. Smart, age 73, of Romance, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018.  He was born on September 28, 1944.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Mary Jewel Smart; brothers, Jerry, Franklin, Wilbur, and Wayne Smart, and sisters, June Thompson and Sharon Lee.

Rodney is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty; son, Zach Smart, and sister, Sheila Childs.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 18, 2:00 pm at the Chapel of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 W Main St, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  501-982-3400.



  • Pat Smart Roetzel Posted August 14, 2018 4:05 PM

    Love and miss you Uncle Rodney. Aunt Betty and Zach you are in my prayers.

  • Mickey Heptinstall Posted August 14, 2018 4:39 PM

    Rest in peace Rodney. Will miss you


  • Joe F Carmical Posted August 14, 2018 5:08 PM

    He will be missed

    • Ronny childs Posted August 14, 2018 10:34 PM

      Rodney was a good man

  • Robby and Cheryl Gmucs Posted August 14, 2018 8:29 PM

    Uncle Rodney will be deeply missed

  • Sheila Child’s (sister) Posted August 14, 2018 9:44 PM

    I miss you so much already, I will be lost without you to talk to.But our God has bigger and better plans for you in heaven.One day we will all be with the family together again, all the family,nieces,nephews,all the in laws plus a few out laws but mainly your beautiful wife Betty and your son Zach Oh what a glorious day that will be. Including the cousin’s. Love with all my heart💔

  • Ronny Childs Posted August 14, 2018 10:10 PM

    Rodney was a good man

  • Krystle Posted August 15, 2018 3:58 PM

    To the Family,
    I’m sorry for your loss and send my condolences. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest times in a family’s life. Always know that others care. Most important God cares. He has promised a time when he will “swallow up death forever, and wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8). Remember all the joyful times you all spent together with Rodney and cherish them forever in your hearts. My prayers are with your family.

    • Sheila Smart Childs Posted August 15, 2018 8:50 PM


  • Judy Jackson Posted August 16, 2018 3:16 PM

    Rod Smart was a good man. He will be missed. Rest in Peace.

  • Jeff Adair Posted August 16, 2018 6:00 PM

    Rodney hired Jeff at precast at age 16 Rodney thought Jeff was 18 Jeff had quit many times and Rodney would always call him back Such a strong ,good man Took care of Jeff at this young age God bless

  • Sandra Singleton Posted August 16, 2018 6:03 PM

    I did not know Rodney that well but Jeff ADAIR did Good man and Jeff loved him

  • Samuel Jennings Posted August 16, 2018 10:28 PM

    Rod Smart was my boyhood best friend. I have known him since I was 10 and he was 12! There are few things we didn’t do together. We use to ride bikes all over Jacksonville. We were in Boy Scouts together. Went to camp Quapaw and were tent mates. Use to hunt squirrels near Bayou Meto. Mud fights at Hassen Pond. He was like another brother. My family adored him. One Christmas he bought everyone a Christmas gift. We use to sell apples for his Dad or brother in the Project. I believe he would give the shirt off his back. I will miss Rod.

    • Sheila Smart Childs Posted August 17, 2018 1:46 PM

      You two were each other’s shadows💙

  • Donna Hoffmon Posted August 18, 2018 10:21 AM

    To ou r sweet Sis Betty n family. So sorry for your loss. We don’t understand things at time but Our loving heavenly father sees the big picture. You n your family are n out daily prayers!

  • Cheryl Taylor Posted August 18, 2018 11:19 PM

    Rod was such a nice and giving person and took care of everyone. He will be missed by all who loved him.

  • Dwain Adam Nokes Posted June 24, 2021 6:59 AM

    Just found this and wanted to give my condolences to the family. Zack was my best friend thru elementary and Jr high and high-school. The first overnight experience at a friend’s prolky in the 5th grade I think. His parents where always so kid and his dad Mr rod smart was such a good man. I’ll always remember going to his sign business, and him teaching me how to ride a 4 wheeler (which my grandparents would have never done… lol) I love you Zack and Mrs betty…

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