Tommy Lane Smith

Tommy Lane Smith

Tommy Lane Smith, 70, of Crossett, died on April 3, 2016 at his residence.

Mr. Smith was a 1968 graduate of Crossett High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He worked for Brown & Root for 30 years and he was a member of the Church of the Redeemer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his garden, and cutting firewood.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mallie Ruth Norrell, his step-father, William R. “Boy” Norrell and his father, Thomas E. Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Alice Lewis Smith; a son, Jamie Carpenter and wife, Angela of Crossett; three daughters, Lisa Ann Sothern of Crossett, Kim Beard and husband, Sean, of Starkville, Mississippi and Kathi Sadler of Benton; a brother, Don Smith and wife, Marlene, of Willard, Missouri; a sister, Penny Mashburn of Hamburg; eight grandchildren, Melisa Sadler, Brandi Sadler, Kyle Sadler, Shawn Gilliland, Lane Carpenter, Brandon Gilliland, Aydan Carpenter and Jayce Carpenter and one great-grandchild, Grayson Sadler.

A memorial service will be held on April 5 at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer with Rev. Bob Whiteley officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are John Pennington, Billy Bolin, Lane Carpenter, Kyle Sadler, Shawn Gilliland and Brandon Gilliland. A private burial will in the Crossroad Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Visitation will be after the service at the church.