William Wesley “Wes” Smith, Jr., 53, of Crossett, died Monday, January 16, 2023, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Mr. Smith was a native of Little Rock, a resident of Crossett for the past 6 ½ years, and a former resident of Hamburg. After he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1987, he worked as a Pipe Fitter for over 30 years. Mr. Smith was a hard worker and anything he was involved with he gave his all. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing, and when he had the time, his true passion was painting and doing body work on old trucks. Mr. Smith was of the Baptist faith, had a very generous heart and would help anyone in need. As a genuinely happy person, he was always full of pranks and jokes, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Tommie and Ruby Wilkerson, and Bill and Irene Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 6 ½ years, Vickie Reynolds Smith of Crossett; one son, William Brier Smith of Crossett; three daughters, Jessie Smith of Bastrop, Louisiana, Ashley Smith and fiance, Wesley Blankenship, of Crossett and Katie Smith of Hamburg; two step-sons, Bodie Ozment and wife, Tiffany, of Crossett and Josh Ozment and wife, Catherine, of Edna, Texas; two step-daughters, Stormy Reed and husband, Brandon, of Crossett and Kristaleen Gulledge and husband, Jesse, of Sheridan; his parents, William and Shirley Wilkerson Smith of Hamburg; two sisters, Melissa Smith of Goodwill and Rachel Smith of Hamburg; seven grandchildren, Avrie, Heidi, Bryson, Alia, Lily, Summer and Gage; a great-grandchild, Greer; his mother-in-law, Yevon May of Crossett and a special niece and nephew, Maddie Smith and Dalton Smith, both of Hamburg.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2023, in the Chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Bro. Joey Meredith officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers are Brier Smith, Bryan Hollis, David Wilkerson, Bodie Ozment, Willie Barker, and Terry Womack. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Allison and Jimmy Don Gillum.
Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.