Michael Anthony Smith, 60, of Vilonia passed away on October 3, 2020. He was born in Edison, Ohio on April 15, 1960 to the late Albert Arnold and Wanda Sue (Golihue) Smith.
He was a very family-oriented man and loved spending time with his grandson Carson Smith. He was a bowling fanatic, and coached his daughter Tiffany’s high school bowling team. He was a long-time team mate with his son on the Pack Plumbing of Conway, bowling team. Michael was a fighter, from battles with Cancer to his battle to spend more time with his family he never gave up. He loved his family deeply, especially his grandson Carson.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jr. Smith
Michael leaves behind his loving, devoted wife of 40 years, Susan Smith; his son John Smith; his daughter Tiffany Smith; his cherished grandson Carson Anthony Smith; his brothers Jeff Smith and Chuck Smith; his many bowling buddies, extended family and friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400
One night a man had a dream. In it he was
walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the
sand, one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the final scene of his life flashed before him
He looked back, at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed many times along the path of his life
There was only one set of footprints, and realized
That they come at the hardest and saddest times in his life.
Bothered about this, he questioned the Lord saying,
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most burdensome
Times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when I needed you the most
You would leave me.”
The Lord replied, “My dear child, I love you and I
would never leave you. During your time of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I CARRIED YOU.”