Eddie Smith Jr.

GRAPEVINE - Eddie E. Smith, Jr., a resident of Grapevine, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at his home.

Born September 19, 1946, in Lake Providence, Louisiana, he was a son of Elon and Mary Beatrice McCullough Smith.

Mr. Smith was reared and received his education in the Dollarway Schools. He worked in the Maintenance Department of International Paper Company for forty-three years until his retirement. Eddie E. Smith, Jr. married Connie Pennington on October 24, 1987, in Pine Bluff. They attended Lakeside United Methodist Church. Mr. Smith was a member of the Jacob Brump Lodge #160 of the Free and Accepted Masons.

Mr. Smith had a great love for all his family. He was a devoted and loving husband and father and was loved by all who knew him. Mr. Smith had a love for restoring and painting old cars and was well known for his excellent craftmanship.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife Connine Smith of Grapevine; son, Kenneth Smith of Pine Bluff; son and daughter-in-law, David and Michelle Smith of Pine Bluff; step-son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Erin Marks of Little Rock; grandson and wife, Zachary and Jennifer Smith of Pine Bluff; step-grandson, Jaxson Marks of Little Rock; granddaughters, Sarah Smith, Chloe Smith, and Bailey Smith of Pine Bluff; great-granddaughter, Anna Jewel Smith of Pine Bluff; step-granddaughters, Sevanah Boyd and Allison Clevenger of Pine Bluff, and Melina Marks of Little Rock.

The visitation will be from 5:00-7:30 pm Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.

Funeral services at 2:00 pm Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Pam Estes officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

The family will be at 1415 W. 32nd Street.

Online register at; www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.