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Stewart Evans Smith, 75, of Bentonville, AR passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. He was born July 16, 1942 in Camden, AR to James Francis Smith and Ada Lee Watts Smith.
He proudly served in the United States Army, graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and received his Master’s in math from the University of Arkansas.
Stewart was the financial director for the Bella Vista Property Owners Association before becoming financial director for the city of Bentonville. He also served on the Bentonville School Board.
He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church for over thirty years, where he taught Sunday school and served as a Deacon member.
He will be remembered for his love of golf; his being able to recall and tell a great story, (making you believe you must have been there too) and his love of sports.
He will be remembered for the love he had for Jesus, his wife of almost 42 years, his children and his five granddaughters. They were the love of his life; he enjoyed his family more than anything on earth.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Stewart is survived by his wife of 41 years, Terry Smith; two children, Sharon Scogin and husband, Ryan of Farmington, AR, Taylor Smith and wife, Amber of Fayetteville, AR; two brothers, Allen Smith of Little Rock, AR, David Smith and wife, Janet of Memphis, TN; one sister, JoAnne Beaty and husband, Mike of Waco, TX and his five granddaughters, Lindsey, Courtney and Whitney Scogin and Meadow and Hazel Smith.
Memorial services will be at 2:00PM, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Bentonville with the Rev. Benny Thompson and the Rev. Phillip Smith officiating. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 1:00PM until service time.