George Otis Smith

October 22, 1952 ~ November 30, 2020 (age 68)


George Otis Smith was born to the proud parents of the late Green & Evaline Smith in Tulip, Arkansas on October 22, 1952.

George was baptized at an early age. He was active and faithful member of Toone’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where he served as a Steward & Trustee. George was employed at West Fraser in Leola, Arkansas for over 39 years. When George was not working he enjoying cooking and spending time with his family.  He had one of the biggest smiles that would brighten your day. 

George married the love of his life Linda Smith in 1992.

George was preceded in death by his parents: Green A. & Evaline P Smith; brother: Clarence Smith; sisters: Doris Harper, Oradell Mallett-Winfrey and Sam Ella McClendon.

George  leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 28 years Linda Smith; daughters: Michelle (William) McNeely, Chasity Smith, Tabitha McCauley & Demecia Allen; siblings: Roy Dean (Velma) Smith, Lorine (Johnny) Scott, Corine (Jewel) Dupree and Green Smith Jr.;grandchildren: Khalid, Kanika, Creshunna, Derrick (Tajdreonna), Damaryo, Justice (Alex), Davion & Daijha; great-grandchildren: Khalayah, Jada, Caezar, Phoreign, Sydnei, Sy’Eir, Sy’Ree and Sy’Len.

Please Don't Cry

Please, don't cry.
I'm not really gone.
When you look out the window,
I'll be standing on the lawn.

Please, don't cry.
I'll see you again.
Don't be sad;
Keep up your chin.

Please, don't cry.
I'm not really dead.
When you cry yourself to sleep,
I'll be by your bed.

Please, don't cry.
Just because we had to part,
As long as you remember me,
I'll live in your heart.

Please, don't cry.
I'm not gone forever.
I'll be a cool and gentle breeze
In hot summer weather.

Please, don't cry.
Don't run and hide.
When you need a shoulder to lean on,
I'll be by your side.

Please, don't cry.
When you're sad and weak,
I'll be there
To kiss you on the cheek.

Please, don't cry.
This is just a goodbye.
So please, oh please,
Baby, do not cry.

By:  Joe Green




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 Service Program


December 4, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel
413 West Page Avenue
Malvern, ARKANSAS 72104

Visitation ( Walk Through) Mask Required
December 4, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Toones Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
193 Dallas 409
Leola, AR 72084

Funeral Service
December 5, 2020

12:00 PM
Toones Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
193 Dallas 409
Leola, AR 72084

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