Robert Wesley "Skip" Smith

Monday, January 25, 2016

Robert Wesley "Skip" Smith, 53, of Lafe, Ark., passed from this life on Thursday January 21, 2016, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, in Paragould, Ark., surrounded by his family. He was born on November 26, 1962, in Paragould, to Dovie May (Edgin) Smith and the late Bobby Smith.

Skip loved hunting, fishing, working on the farm and spending time with his family and friends.

Skip was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Smith and his grandparents, Louis and Ollie Edgin and Glen and Evelyn Smith.

He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Charlotte (Yancy) Smith of the home; his mother, Dovie May Smith of Rector; two brothers, Mark and Karen Smith of Sherwood, Ark. and David and Mandy Smith of Rector; two sisters, Becky and Wayne Schee of Gurdon, Ark. and Debbie Sutton of Rector; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and numerous friends.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday Jan. 25, at the First Baptist Church in Rector. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. with Bro. Ernie Rinks officiating. Burial will be held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, in Rector, with Irby Funeral Home of Rector in charge of the arrangements.

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