of LaGrange, AR
May 14, 1944 - January 5, 2023
Virgil Lee Smith departed his earthly home on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at the age of 78.Virgil is preceded in death by his father, T.E. Smith; mother, Rosie Mae Smith; brothers, Douglas, Thomas, Dale and Vernon Smith and son, Billy Lee Smith Sr. Virgil is survived by his son, Greg Smith (Tracy) of Marianna, Arkansas; two daughters, Laura Stanton (Robert) of Tunica, Mississippi and Tammy Hart of West Helena, Arkansas; Brothers, Arlin and James (Doodle-Bug)Smith; sisters, Katherine Davis, Neacy Helton, Brenda Reyna (Robert); grandsons, Chad Fowler (Brandy), Billy Smith Jr. (Indigo), Jamie Hart, Todd Hart, Josh Smith (Jessica), Jacob Smith (Hilary); granddaughters, Robbie Stanton, Brandy Jenkins (David), Brooke Ross (Charles), Summer Cloninger (Johnathan), Amy Gregory (Tripp) and Jessea Smith (TJ). He is also survived by a loving host of nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and many friends.Virgil was a loving father, friend and papaw to many. He loved growing his garden and waiting for his muscadines to ripen. In his down time he loved hunting, fishing and most especially raising hell. A "Character" would be an understatement. He will be missed by many.Services will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna, Arkansas with Brother Tracy Wilson officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, January 9, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 also at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will follow services at LaGrange Cemetery in LaGrange, Arkansas.
I was very sad to hear of Virgil's passing. I have fond memories of him hunting, fishing, 3-wheeling, motorcycle riding and just "hanging out" with my dad, Bozy Sparks, on weekends. As a young child, I thought he was "superhuman" because he was literally a giant of a man and very strong. I remember clearly one day he caught a young fox squirrel with his hands so he could pet it. True to form, the little squirrel quickly bit Virgil completely through his thumb and would not let go. Finally, after many attempts, Virgil was free of the squirrel. I watched as he held up his thumb allowing all to see the sunlight coming through his new piercing before he hid it under a bandaid. Even today I am in awe of how he just proceeded on with his day as if nothing special had happened. Knowing my dad and Virgil in their younger years, alcohol may have been involved! Virgil was much loved by us all and will be dearly missed.
Many fond memories of Uncle Virgil when I was growing up and we visiting from Alabama. My wife and I prayers go out to y’all for your loss. Very sorry I couldn’t make it out there.
sorry about your lost he will truly be misses
So sorry to hear Virgil passed away. He was a great friend to my daddy, Booger Fryer. I got to visit with him a few years ago and he was still the clown he always was. I will keep you all in my prayers.Velinda
We are so sorry to hear about Virgil. Virgil was a loving, kind, sweet and precious man. He will be sadly missed by so many friends and Family. He loved his Family and was always there for them or his friends if they needed him. We will never ever forget his kindness and respect for others. May Virgil rest in sweet peace in his new heavenly home. Prayers for his precious Family for strength, peace, and comfort. May Virgil rest in peace. ❤️❤️
So sorry for all of his family and friends Virgil he was a great guy that I’ve known for a long time