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Ted Smith

Jonesboro, AR, 1943 - 2022

Ted Smith, 78, of Jonesboro, died June 21, 2022. Born Dec. 16, 1943, in Piggott, Ark., he was an Army veteran of Vietnam, serving in the military police, and a dedicated member of Jonesboro Christian Church. He grew up on a farm in Greenway, Ark., and attended Arkansas State University. He spent his career working for the United States Department of Agriculture, retiring as executive director of Craighead County Farm Service Agency. He had a small cattle farm and loved making a garden. Ted was unfailingly kind, always humble and made people laugh with his perfectly timed witty comments. Survivors include the love of his life, his wife of 52 years, Bonnie Smith; a daughter, Tammy Keith (David) of Conway; a son, Dr. Shane Smith (Lesley) of Jonesboro; four grandsons, John Keith (Brandi) and Scott Keith, all of Conway; Seb and Barrett Smith of Jonesboro; a great-granddaughter, Kennedy Keith of Conway; and a sister, Judy Holcomb (Larry) of Piggott. Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, at Jonesboro Memorial Park, 3910 Harrisburg Road. Online guestbook:

Published June 24, 2022

Emerson Funeral Homes
1629 E Meddleton Ave, Jonesboro, AR
Phone: 870-935-4345