Oliver Smith, Sr., 87, passed away on October 13, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
He was a heavy equipment operator, farm hand, and after retiring, a handyman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Smith was born on May 16, 1927 at Church Hill to the late Lee and Ellen Walker Smith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dollie Mae Smith; his sons, Roy Louis, Joseph Smith, and Edward Lee Smith.
Survivors include his sons, Ray C. Smith of Kelso, Oliver Smith, Jr. of Texas, James Smith of Jerome, and Archie Smith of Little Rock; daughters, Martha Lindsey of Augusta, Georgia, Mary F. Smith of McGehee, May Ella Howard of Lake Worth, Florida, Cynthia Smith of McGehee, and Annie Mae Ware of McGehee; brothers, Willie Lee Smith and Cisero Smith, both of California; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held October 17 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Funeral services will be held October 18 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Revs. Harold Owens and Linda Willis officiating. Burial will be at at Rolling Water Cemetery in Winchester.