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Douglas “Doug” Vernon Smith, age 46

Douglas “Doug” Vernon Smith, age 46, was born November 16, 1976, left us on May 23, 2023, surrounded by his love Amy, sister Sheila and his sons.

He is preceded in death by his parents Barbara and Vernon Smith; maternal grandparents, Douglas & Florene Short; paternal grandparents, William Lewis & Ella Mae Smith. He grew up in El Paso, Arkansas and attended Beebe Public Schools.

He was an accomplished carpenter and an all-around handyman. He could do a little bit of everything. If it was broken, he could fix it. He could build almost anything. He loved being with friends over a meal he prepared himself, then round the night out with a game of darts. He’d play guitar and entertain. It didn’t matter if he’s known you forever or you’d just met you, he was always willing to help a friend out. He’d literally give you the shirt off his back if he though you needed it.

Doug left behind his love, Amy Jones; 2 sons, Caine (Isabelle) and Connor; a bonus son, Eli Jones; a beautiful granddaughter, Olivia Grace; his sisters, Sheila (Larry) Johnson and Angela (Eric) Stuart; nephews, Johnathan Anderson, Logen (Tia) Caldwell, Hayden Clubb; nieces, McKenzie Caldwell, Sydney Clubb, Makera Johnson and great nephews, Tabor Caldwell, Kendrick Anderson, Keagan Anderson, Chandler Caldwell, Kaiden Howard, Noah Howard, Atlas Clubb and Broly Keister. He also left other family and friends who will miss him greatly.

In lieu of flowers, go out and pay it forward. Help a friend, perform act of kindness, just make a connection with another person.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Sarah Weatherford Posted May 26, 2023 1:06 PM

    Rest in love, Doug. Thanks for the memories.

  • Tammy Chambers Posted May 26, 2023 1:18 PM

    Prayers for Amy and the family at this difficult time.

  • Demetta mctague Posted May 26, 2023 2:57 PM

    I’m praying for gods comfort in such a difficult time!🙏🙏🙏

  • Colleen Jenson Posted May 26, 2023 6:06 PM

    Rest in peace, Doug! Much love and many prayers, Amy and all the family. May the love and peace of Our Lord be with you at this time and always!

  • Ron and Nina Stephens Posted May 26, 2023 9:00 PM

    Amy and family,I am so sorry for your loss ,I have no words that can possibly fill this void in your life. Please just know that we care ,may God comfort you all

  • Connie Sides Posted May 26, 2023 10:30 PM

    Doug you are and were an amazing person. I love you and always have. You will never be forgotten. You will live on in your sons, granddaughter, nephews and nieces. And in all of our hearts

  • Rhonda dixon Posted May 27, 2023 5:00 PM

    So sorry for a loss way too soon! Wonderful memories of his smile and laugh when he was young!!

  • Diane Milligan Posted May 27, 2023 7:52 PM

    Love and Prayers Amy 🙏🏻. Doug was a kind, generous , caring man. As you said, he would help anyone! I’m a testament to his kindness. Always came running to help me . Especially after Jake passed away! I can see those two out in the shop yaking it up! Y’all were great neighbors! Thanks Doug ❤️RIP

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