Billy Ray Smith

Monday, June 13, 2016

Billy Ray Smith, 80, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott.

He was born February 23, 1936, to the late J. L. and Mamie (Rickman) Smith.

He was united in marriage to Cleona Howell on May 9, 1953.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter Debra Boyster.

He is survived by his wife, Cleona Smith; two sons Timothy Ray Smith, and wife Helen, and Tony Jay Smith, and wife Cindy, all of Piggott, Ark.; one daughter, Tracey Lynn Wright of Piggott, Ark.; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Smith of Arnold Mo. and Paul Smith of Newport Ark.; one sister, Betty Mobley of Batesville, Ark. and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 10, in Hoggard and Sons chapel with Charles Richardson officiating. Pallbearers were the grandsons, Don Boyster, Jason Boyster, Byron Boyster, Travis Smith, Rusty Smith, Bill Smith, Brad Wright and Kyle Wright. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery at Pollard, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Visitation was held Thursday evening at Hoggard and Sons Funeral home.