Obituary: Johnny Ray Smart Sr.


Johnny Ray Smart Sr., 48, passed away on Jan. 12, 2021.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1972, in Peoria, IL to William and Linda Smart.

Johnny loved to go fishing and ride his motorcycles. But most of all, he loved being with his family. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend whose memory will be cherished forever by his friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Linda Smart; niece, Kayla Smart; grandfather, Edward Smart; and grandmother, Olivia Brown.

Johnny is survived by his father, William Smart; sons, Johnny Smart Jr. and Michael Smart; daughter, Carol Ann Smart; brother, Lloyd Smart; sisters, Connie Blake and Bonnie Smart; grandson, Oliver Cade Smart; nephews, Michael Blake, William Blake, Bradley Blake, Jacob Smart, and Kelby Smart; nieces, Hayley Mauldin and Niki Smart; great-nephews, Austin Mauldin and Luke Blake; and great-nieces, Kayla Mauldin and Renezmee Mauldin.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside memorial service at Mack’s Chapel Cemetery in Sulphur Rock, AR on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at 2 p.m.

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