Lawerence Kenneth Smith, 86 of Elkins passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 quietly at his home surrounded by family. He was born near the Whitehouse in the community in Arnett, AR to Homer Andrew Smith and Myrl Mellissa (Chandler) Smith.
Lawerence married Kathleen Glisson on December 8,1951.
He was a member of the Crystal Hills Family Fellowship Church. He lived in Wichita, Kansas, owning his own business for years prior to moving back home to Arkansas in 1973. After moving back to Arkansas, he and his brother, Jerry Don owned and operated Smith’s Heat and Air until retirement. He was an expert craftsman and helped anyone in need, never turning anyone away.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Alvin Smith and two grandsons, Shane Smith-Pulsifer and Billy Lawrence Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Kathleen Smith of the home; daughter, Darlene Smith- Cole (Allen); son, Larry Dean Smith (Charlene); brother, Jerry Don Smith (Janet); sister, Linda VanBrunt (Jackie) all of Elkins; grandchildren, Taylor Smith of Elkins and Jilene Christenson (Roger) of Minnesota; great grandchildren, Aryanna Boyer-Smith of Centerton and Chase Boyer of Fayetteville. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the Crystal Hills Family Fellowship Church. Funeral service will be at 2PM with Jasper Hankins officiating. Burial will follow at Whitehouse Cemetery. Funeral services are under the direction of Elkins Funeral Service.
Please visit www.elkinsfuneralservice.com to leave the family an online condolence. And please practice social distancing and mask will be required to attend funeral services. Family visits will be received after the services at 1265 Smith Rd. Elkins, Ar. 72727
Pallbearers will be: Brian Todd, Derrek Stills, Jeff Plumlee and Roy Jackson.
Honorary Pallbearers are: Taylor Smith and Tommy Smith.