Bobby Joe SmithDecember 4, 1930 ~ January 26, 2020 (age 89)
Bobby Joe Smith, 89, of Hamburg, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2020, at the home of Audrey New. He was born on December 4, 1930, in Bastrop, Louisiana and was a graduate of Crossett High School and a member of the South Main Baptist Church.
He and his wife were former residents of El Dorado, and North Little Rock where they lived for many years until returning to Crossett in 2013.
Bobby worked many years for Georgia Pacific in the lab, until he eventually started his own home contracting business and built many homes in the Crossett area.
He was a man who enjoyed talking business but in his free time, you could find him playing golf or shooting pool.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Van and Leslie Couey Smith; one sister, Mary Ruth Gates, and one brother-in-law, Frank Gates.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Connie Parker Smith of Hamburg; one daughter, Vicki Trammell and husband, Mark; one granddaughter, Sandy Rice and husband, Timmy, and one great-grandson, Luke Rice all of Crossett; along with three nieces, Terri Keller, Lisa Bohannon, and Susan Risinger.
A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2020, with Pastor Lyle Hern, officiating.
Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.