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Obituary – George “Jackson” Smith (1938-2023)


George “Jackson” Smith, 84, of Greenwood, Arkansas departed this life on February 25, 2023 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Jackson was born December 12, 1938 to Andrew Jackson and Mary Irene (Jones) Smith in Elm Park, Arkansas.

Jackson retired from Whirlpool Corporation and was an army veteran. He attended Arkoma Assembly of God in Arkoma, Oklahoma. In his retirement years he enjoyed wood working, fishing and was an avid reader of westerns.

Jackson is survived by his longtime companion Beverly Beckham of Alma; two children, Lisa Favela and husband Ramon of Mansfield, and Tim Smith and wife Valerie of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Tanner Favela of Mansfield, Trevan Favela of Mansfield, Joshua Smith and wife Stephanie of Lavaca, and Whitney Smith of Greenwood; six great-grandchildren, Kaleb Smith, Kyron Smith, Kooper Smith, Karter Smith, Kortlan Smith and Aleiyah Means.

Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Irene Smith; son, Jeffery Scott Smith; four brothers, Billy Smith, Jay Smith, Leonard Smith and Buddy Smith; and one sister Minnie Bonds.

Jackson’s life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with his son, Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Jackson’s pallbearers will be Tanner Favela, Trevan Favela, Joshua Smith, Kaleb Smith, Kyron Smith and David Smith.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

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