Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Jeff & Leslie Smith
President & VP
Jeff, John and Kay's son, joined the staff at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home in June 2006 as a funeral director. In 2010 Jeff and Leslie stepped into the role of leading the funeral homes. They plan to continue the legacy of the funeral home. Jeff graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Small Business Management and the University of Memphis with a MBA. He is proud to carry on the Smith family tradition of funeral service and the proud father of three children, Hayden, Kaylee, and Sawyer. As Vice President Leslie adds her creative touch to our Smith Family.
John & Kay Smith
Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home was founded February 14, 1955 by Clifford Smith, father of John, who has worked there in some capacity since its inception. John took over management of the funeral home in 1972. Kay, John's wife, has worked at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home since 1977. Kay oversees the clerical work and helps on services as needed.
General Manager of Operations, Smith Family Funeral Homes.
Clay came to work at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home in 1979 as an apprentice. He became a Funeral Director in 1983 after serving his apprenticeship and going to Mortuary School in Dallas. He was Manager of Smith North Funeral Home from 2005 to 2015. He is now the General Manager of Operations for all Smith Family Funeral Homes locations. Clay and his wife Audrey have two children and four grandchildren.
Manager/Funeral Director & Embalmer
Craig, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, has been with Smith family since 2010. He is the manager of Smith Sherwood Funeral Home and on the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce Board.
with secretary and accounting duties, and is also an apprentice funeral
director.She has been with Smith Family
Danny is a
licensed prearrangement counselor who has earned multiple awards.He has been with Smith Family and American
Home Life Insurance Company since 2015.
Emory Martin, III
Care Center Manager
licensed embalmer and funeral director, joined our firm in 2011. He is the
manager of Smith Family Care Center & Crematory and a CANA certified
crematory operator. He is an honor graduate of ASU – Mountain Home with a
degree in Mortuary Science and a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor
Society. Emory has one daughter, Erica, and is a very proud uncle to Caden,
Blayklen, Nicholas & Peyton. He and his spoiled dachshund, Doxie, live in
Benton, Arkansas. Emory is a member of the Central Arkansas Perinatal Loss
Coalition, serves on the Association for Death Education & Counseling
Credentialing Council, and serves as Board President of Nichols Cemetery
Association in Marked Tree, Arkansas. In his free time, he enjoys cruises, road
trips, camping and spending time with his family and friends.
licensed funeral director and our senior embalmer, joined the firm in 2001. He
and his wife Lisa have four boys and he is a grandpa to four grandkids. Bruce
is a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church. He graduated from San Francisco
College of Mortuary Science in 1976, and is a certified crematory operator.
Funeral Director & Embalmer
Ernnie is a
licensed funeral director and embalmer who has been with Smith Family since
2016, when Huson Funeral Home became Smith Sherwood Funeral Home. Ernnie
graduated from the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope with a
funeral service degree and has also earned her embalming license. She is
married to Rev. Dr. D.L. Flowers, a pastor of Faithway Baptist Church and a
more than 30-year employee of the Arkansas State Police. The couple lives in
Little Rock and has two daughters; Marcie, a UAPB graduate, and Kaydee, a
senior at UAPB.
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