Virgil Smith

Obituary of Virgil Utah Smith

Virgil Utah Smith August 15, 1937 – May 25, 2021 Our Daddy was made whole when Jesus called him home to be with Mama whom he has missed so much. Daddy worked hard his whole life, often working two jobs. He was a letter carrier for the Eudora Post office for 32 years, walking the same route all those years. There were several Christmas mornings when he would go and check to see if any last-minute packages had arrived for someone on his route. He also worked for several of the local farmers in the area, which was probably the job he liked best. He was a reserved, quiet, soft-spoken man who showed his love and affection for his family more with actions than words. He was born on August 15, 1937, to William and Lorene Smith in Alpin, Arkansas, the 4th of 7 boys and 1 daughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty whom he has missed so very much. Also by his parents, his parents-in-law Havis and Mary Stark, son Larry Smith, Sr., grandson Virgil Pennington, son-in-law David Pennington, great-granddaughter Hannah Blount, son-in-law Phillip Blount, brothers Lewis (lost in Korean War), R.L., Billy Joe, and Tom. He is survived by daughters Vickie (Steve) Robbins of Mena, AR, Trenda Blount of Greenwood, MS, and Penny (Jim) Hodgkins of Ringgold, GA. Sons, Billy of Kilbourne, LA, Frank of Mena, AR and Tim of Eudora, AR. Grandchildren, Tonya, Stacey, Brad, Candy, Larry, Jr. , Heather, Justin, Skylar and Wyatt. Great-grandchildren, Jordan, DJ, Keith, Nick, Nathan, Jacob, Zoey, Kali, Gina, Darius, Lawton, Kelby, Karter and Jaylee. Sister Barbara (Ron) Ringler, brothers Jake (Margie) and Jim of Springfield, Oregon and Jerry of Vida, Oregon, as well as many nieces and nephews all of Oregon. Visitation will be Saturday, May 29 from 4 pm to 6 pm with graveside service Sunday May 30 funeral procession will leave the the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. for a 12 p.m. service in the Dermott Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of the Ross Van Ness volunteer fire department. He was a great man and will be missed by many including his “family” at the Pleasant Valley Personal Care home who took such good care of him the last few years.
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Saturday
29
May

Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Bishop King Funeral Home
1831 S Highway 82-65
Lake Village, Arkansas, United States
Sunday
30
May

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Dermott Cemetery
PO Box 224
Dermott, Arkansas, United States

Interment

Dermott Cemetery
PO Box 224
Dermott, Arkansas, United States
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