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Matt Smith

Matt-Smith-PicMatt Smith, age 53, of Mena, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at his home. He was born Friday, June 24, 1960 to Marvin Thomas and Hester Ann Walston in Mena, Arkansas.

Matt lived life to the fullest by doing everything in life that made him happy. He worked many years for US Motors and then worked setting monuments in cemeteries all over the place. Matt was very close to his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycles and on one occasion rode to Sturgis to the bike rally there. He was a friend to all and was greatly loved and will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters Robbie Mindle and Sue Shaw.

Matt is survived by two sons William Matthew Smith, Jr. of Greenwood and Jeremiah Thomas Smith of Mena; one daughter Brandi Duncan of Mena; one brother Johnny Smith of Mena; one sister Carolyn Standridge of Mena; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held Friday, May 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Owens Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. No visitation was planned.

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