Buddy Smith, 78, of Van Buren died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Fort Smith. He was born Aug. 22, 1939, in Paris. He retired from Riverside Furniture as a plant manager.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Morrison Cemetery near Rudy.

He is survived by a daughter, Valorie Freeman of Russellville; a son, Stephen Smith of Alma; two sisters, Genelda Dickerson, Lacretica Harris, both of Sherwood; a brother, James Smith of Van Buren; and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Smith Jr., Ben Harris, Stacy and Jay Dickerson, Danny Gray and Chester Koprovic.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Paris Logan County Coal Miners Memorial, 804 S. Elm Street, Paris, AR 72855