Nicholas James Smith, 86, of Winthrop, Ark.


Nicholas James Smith, 86, of Winthrop, Ark., died Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Texarkana.

He was born January 9, 1933, in Winthrop, Ark. Mr. Smith was a United States Air Force veteran and a member of the King Ryder Church of Christ. He was retired from the Arkansas Forestry Commission as a pilot.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ruth Van Eman Smith; one sister, Betty Culp; and two brothers, Curtis Smith and David Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Patricia Griggs Smith; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheri Lynn and Will Roberts of Texarkana, Texas; one brother, Frederick Smith of Winthrop, Ark.; one sister, Martha June Markwalter of Texarkana; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in the King Ryder Church of Christ near Crossroads, Ark., with James McRae officiating. Burial followed in Campground Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen, Ark.