John D. Smith, Jr. was born on October 17, 1970 in Elaine, Arkansas to John D. Smith, Sr. and Pearlie Glass-Smith.


John partially grew up and went to school in Elaine, Arkansas. He later went to school in Lakeview, Arkansas where he graduated from C.V. White High school. John always loved building things and after high school he pursued his passion and became a brick mason. He loved his work and took immense pride in his trade. 


John married Sharlene Williams and to this union four children were born.


John departed this life on April 7, 2018 in Helena, Arkansas.


John was preceded in death by two sons; John Smith III and Damien Smith, his grandmothers; Daisy Glass and Hattie Smith, grandfathers; Rufus Glass, Sr. and Joe Smith, Sr., and a brother, Daryl Smith.


He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Pearlie Stribling; father, John Smith (Michelle); a son, William Smith, three daughters, Khyriesha Smith, Frankie Smith, and  Olivia Smith; three grandchildren, fourteen brothers and sisters; Ricky Dixon, Augustus(Teressa)Montague, Tyrone L. Smith, Tyrone R. Smith, Fredrick (Lurether) Smith, Damien Smith, Sheila Smith, Tammara Smith Lacy, Taneshia Smith, Joyce Ann Smith, Shanell Smith, Robert Smith  Kedrien Winfield and Traveal Smith; five aunts; Estella Davis (Sammy), Almetta Glass, Kathleen Glass Jones(Lorenzo),Deloris Shears, Lillie Smith-Stewart , four uncles; Shephard Glass(Michelle), Aaron Glass(Bonita), Leo Glass(Sherry), Supt. Earl Glass(Amanda)and Jimmie Smith and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Funeral services for John D. Smith will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St. Luke C.O.G.I.C, Elaine, AR. Supt. Earl Glass will officiate. Burial will be at First Baptist Cemetery, Elaine, AR. Visitation will be on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Brown's Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the guestbook