Noril E. Smith was born the son of Lee Theodore and Goldie Frances (Fisher) Smith on December 8, 1928 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and departed this life on July 23, 2012 at Crownpoint Health and Rehab in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, at the age of 83 years.
He was united in marriage at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas on July 1, 1950 to Katy Christian, who preceded him in death on February 24, 1998.
He is survived by one son, Richard Smith of Ash Flat, Arkansas; three daughters, Dorothy Sprouse and husband, Onan of Corning, Arkansas, Jeanetta Moore and husband, Clint of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and Mary Weiand and husband, Tony of Ash Flat, Arkansas; one grandson that he raised as his own son, Scott Smith and wife, Mary of Viola, Arkansas; nine other blessed grandchildren, Dovie, Eric Dale, Crystal, Jr. Dean, Kristy, Michael, Deanna, Amanda and Richard Eric; several great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Katy Smith; one son, Dean Smith; his parents, Lee and Goldie Smith; five brothers and three sisters.
Noril was a heavy equipment operator for more than thirty years at the old Mainprize Rock Quarry in Thayer and later retired from Kings Asphalt Paving.
Mr. Smith lived his entire life in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. He loved to fish, dirt track race with his son’s, and ride motorcycles. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
He was of the Baptist faith, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and son-in-law. He will truly be missed by his family and many friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Saturday, July 28, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.