Ottie Willis Smith

Friday, April 11, 2003

Ottie Willis Smith, 76, of Tyronza, died on Friday, April 4, 2003, at his home.

Smith was a member of the Tyronza First United Methodist Church, a retired volunteer fireman for the Tyronza Fire Department and a WWII Army veteran. He was a retired truck driver for Home Oil Co.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Okland Smith and Mary Ann (Perkins) Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Merlene (Fisher) Smith of Tyronza; one daughter, Janie Lawson of North Little Rock; one sister, Polly Holbrook of Tyronza; three brothers, Melvin Smith of Earle, Reeder Smith of Tyronza and Russell Smith of Marked Tree; and three grandsons, Brian Lawson, Benjamin Lawson and Brad Lawson, all of North Little Rock.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2003, at the Tyronza First United Methodist Church. Burial followed at the Tyronza Cemetery.

Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis had charge of the arrangements.