Bobby Joe Smith

Bobby Joe Smith, 89, of Hamburg, passed away on January 26, 2020, at the home of Audrey New.

He was born on December 4, 1930, in Bastrop, Louisiana and was a graduate of Crossett High School and a member of the South Main Baptist Church.

Mr. Smith and his wife were former residents of El Dorado, and North Little Rock where they lived for many years before returning to Crossett in 2013.

Mr. Smith worked many years for Georgia Pacific in the lab, until he eventually started his own home contracting business and built many homes in the Crossett area. He was a man who enjoyed talking business but in his free time, he could be found playing golf or shooting pool.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Van and Leslie Couey Smith; a sister, Mary Ruth Gates, and a brother-in-law, Frank Gates.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Connie Parker Smith of Hamburg; a daughter, Vicki Trammell and husband, Mark; a granddaughter, Sandy Rice and husband, Timmy; a great-grandson, Luke Rice all of Crossett; and three nieces, Terri Keller, Lisa Bohannon, and Susan Risinger.

A graveside Service will be held at on Tuesday, January 28, at 10 a.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park in Crossett with Pastor Lyle Hern officiating.

Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.