Cecil Wendell Smith, age 86, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016. He was born May 17, 1930 in Scott, Arkansas to the late Sin Clair Jerome Smith and Alice James Smith.
Cecil served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and retired from Alcoa as a pipe fitter. He was a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and four sisters. He is survived by his wife, Dollene Smith; two sons, Phillip Russell Smith and Derek Allen Smith Sr. and four grandchildren, Derek Allen Smith Jr., Dylan Arron Smith, Parker Smith and Tiffany Smith.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 26 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 27 at Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Fairplay Cemetery. Bro. Larry Campbell will be officiating.