Jimmy Frank "Jim" Smith 71, of Conway, Arkansas peacefully passed away early Monday morning, March 20, 2017 after a short and courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his wife and son. He was born April 2, 1945 in Colby, Kansas to the late Frank James and Margaret Ann (Delong) Smith. He is also preceded in death by his two brothers, Alan Smith and Shawn Smith, and his first wife, Dianna Smith.
Jim served in the United States Air Force. He opened Jim Smith Collision Center in Conway in 1980 adding the wrecker service one year later. After retiring he opened Toadsuck Towing and Recovery Solutions. Jim was always there to help a friend or anyone he came across in need. He will most be remembered for his integrity, loyalty, love of family and unconditional kindness.
He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Ann Paladino Shock Smith ; son, Jimmy "Jay" Frank Smith, Jr.; granddaughter, Brittney Michelle Smith of Conway; daughters, Lindsey Jones (Clint) and Kristin Shock both of Conway; granddaughter, Luci Jones; three sisters, Gaye Pickenpack of Parsippany, NJ; Gwen Barnes of Thomasville, NC and Janet Smith of Thomasville, NC; two brothers, Donnie Smith (Sherry) of Trinity, NC and Darrel Smith of Pflugerville, TX; and many close friends.
The family can't begin to thank Tom and Theresa Gerard enough for the constant care, affection and endless help they provided during Jim's illness as well as the many others who have been a blessing during this time. They would also like to thank Arkansas Hospice.
A visitation will be held at Central Baptist Church, 3333 Dave Ward Drive, Conway, AR on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Plumerville, Arkansas.
Pallbearers are Gary Middleton, Eugene Stacy, Charlie Cockrum, Tom Gerard, Larone Lowe, Keith McCord and James Herring. Honorary Pallbearers are Jimmy Burl Miller, Ronnie Miller, Dewayne "Tuffy" Miller, Clint Jones and Jacob Hendricks.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Arkansas Hospice 1105 Deer Street Suite # 10 Conway, AR 72032.
Services entrusted to Roller McNutt Funeral Home Conway, Arkansas. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com