of Searcy, AR
November 8, 1928 - March 30, 2022
Thomas Harold Smith, 93, of Searcy went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, March 30, 2022. He was born on November 8, 1928 in Sidon, AR to Escar and Martha Smith. Harold was a beloved son, brother, husband, Daddy and Pa. From a young age, he was always involved in fixing and building things, from tractors to cars, to machines of all kinds. As a veteran of the Korean War, Harold served in the United States Marine Corp as a sniper and field mechanic. Following his time in the service, Harold returned to the Searcy area. He spent the majority of his professional career as the plant manager for the International Shoe Company and Prince Gardner. Harold enjoyed construction work as well and held a lifetime master electrician and master plumber's license. He built several houses in the community and for his family. After he retired from Prince Gardner, he opened a small engine repair shop. He loved to spend his time working in the shop and in his garden from morning until evening. Harold enjoyed entertaining others by telling stories of his life experiences and was well known for his practical jokes. He loved the Lord and was a member of Searcy First Assembly of God. Harold is now reunited in Heaven with his wife of 69 years, Viven Smith, as well as his parents and a host of other family members and friends. He is survived by his sister, Charlene Stauber, daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Freddy Lawson, grandchildren, Justin (Katie) Lawson, Shelley (Mat) Faulkner, great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Grant, and Abby Lawson, Easton, Lawson, and Jace Faulkner. Visitation will be held at Roller Daniel Funeral Home on Thursday, March 31st from 5-7 p.m. with funeral services on Friday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Searcy First Assembly of God.
I am so sorry for your loss.
What an awesome legacy this wonderful God loving man left in his world. So kind and helpful. My husband Tom loved hearing his stories. My love and prayers to all the family and friends
Uncle Harold, we didn’t get to spend much time with you as adults, only the occasional visit, but those times and the times I remember as a kid, we’re always very special to me. You’re a very special man. You will be missed and never forgotten.
We will truly miss you Uncle Harold. You are a truly bright star that shimmers with love and light. You will truly be missed and thought of often. You made such an impact on the lives you touched and those who had the privilege to know you.
My heart and prayers are with you.I will miss Pa and watching westerns with him. May the Lord comfort you and give you peace.
I am so very sorry for your loss. He is with the lord and Vivian.
Uncle Harold You made the world a better place while you were here. You were so special to me and I'll hold you in my heart until I can hold you in my arms.
My wife's uncle, Harold Smith, was one of those rare men that everyone could look up to. He'll never be forgotten.
Justin and Shelley, my condolences to all of your family.Irene Gray
Uncle Harold you will be missed, you were an amazing man. All our love and prayers go out to the family.