James Smedley

Monday, May 6, 2019

James “Jim” Eldon Smedley, 70, of Garfield, Arkansas died May 1, 2019 at Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village in Bentonville.

He was born December 15, 1948 in Rochester, New York to Dr. William Smedley and Margaret Breeden Smedley. He moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1979 and in 1983 he moved to Eureka Springs where the family purchased and renovated the Piedmont House. He was a talented musician who loved to play the guitar, piano and sing. Jim was a artist, electrical engineer, and enjoyed woodworking. He was kind and humble, and treated everyone like a beautiful gift in front of his face. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Michael Smedley.

Survivors are the love and salvation of his life, Charlotte Smedley of the home; five children, Dr. Anna Smedley of Eureka Springs, Ark., Jennifer Jensen and husband Chris of Leonardtown, Maryland, Nicole French of Rogers, Ark., Nate Cannady of Pea Ridge, Ark., and Ashley Scott of Pea Ridge, Ark.; two sisters, Dr. Georgia Smedley of Overland Park, Kansas, Kathryn Christian of Grand Juction, Co. and nine grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge.

Online condolences may be made at siscofuneralhome.net