John Lee Smith, 74, of Sherwood passed away on Monday, February 25,2019. He was born March 25, 1944 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Henry and Jimmy Velma Smith.
He is also preceded in death by his loving wife Ruth Peach Nash-Smith, three brothers; John Henry Smith, Clinton Smith, William Smith, and four sisters; Betsy Allred, Wilma Brimer, Annabelle Giance and Melvene Schooley.
John retired from the North Little School district where we loved working on the maintenance team. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He enjoyed fishing, dancing, playing the guitar and always enjoyed a good meal surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his two daughters; Diane Smith of Sherwood, and Helen Skinner of Benton, five grandchildren; Laura Dortch, Jasmyne Dortch, Sidney Wilson, Alisha Randall, and Halle Randall, four great- grandchildren; Payton Dortch, Haven Randall, Harmony Randall, Jamica Rodgers, and two brothers; Herman Lee Smith of Cabot and Jim Smith of White Hall along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
A family hosted celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.