Hershall Dwaine Smith of Berryville, Arkansas was born October 9, 1939 in Berryville, son of Bert and Vella (Matney) Smith, departed this life Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the age of 80.
Dwaine attended Towering Oaks Church, was a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the Carroll County Cattleman’s Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He had a love for music, especially listening to the love of his life playing the dobro. He had a great love for his family. In the Army he earned the Expert Marksmanship Badge with an M-14 and served as a Radio Tele-Type Operator during the beginning stages of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife Louella Smith of Berryville, AR; son David O Smith and Janetta of Berryville, AR; daughter Tamara McMellon and David of Berryville, AR; brothers Burton Smith and Cindy of Elkhorn, NE, Billy Carson Smith and Eloisa of Berryville, AR, Danny Smith and Lou of Blue Eye, MO; sisters Larita Dotson and Robert of Berryville, AR, Ilene Mark and Ken of Berryville, AR; Grandchildren Ella Ann and Carson Dane McMellon, Emmett Dwaine and Avery Michael Smith; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded by his parents Bert and Vella Smith; brothers George “Pete” Smith and Donis Smith; sister Debbie Williams.
Funeral service was 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 27, 2020, at the Charles M Nelson Memorial Chapel, Brother Larry Montgomery and Brother David McMellon officiating. Visitation was Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Black Jack Cemetery, 3124 Hwy 21 N, Berryville, AR 72616. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.