Johnathan “Johnny” Smith, age 76, of Rocky, died Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Mena. He was born on February 6, 1939 to Marvin Thomas and Hester Ann Walston Smith in Potter. Johnny was a man of very few words, but had a presence about him that showed he cared. He was a Christian and loved his family. He enjoyed his son, Kyle very much and loved to go backroading in the mountains. Johnny enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger days. He worked over 30 years for the Polk County Road Department in which he was very proud of. Johnny was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by, one son, Kyle Smith of Rocky; two daughters, Dovie Herring of Benton and Tina Huber of Mena; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Johnny is preceded in death by, his parents; his wife, Doris Smith; one daughter, Tina Smith; his brother, Matt Smith, and three sisters, Robbie Mindl, Sue Shaw and Carolyn Standridge.
Funeral services will be Monday, January 4, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Canaanland Church with Reverend Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Canaanland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the Canaanland Church under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Pallbearers will be Johnathan Smith, Jimmy Mabry, Charles Wayne Lance, Nathan Smith, Josh Bates and Andrew Smith.