History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Valued Staff

  • Jeff & Leslie Smith

    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 motherly touch to our Smith Family.

  • John & Kay Smith

    John & Kay Smith, former owners

    The 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 it's inception. John took over management of the funeral home in 1972. Kay, John's wife, has worked at the Smith - North Little Rock Funeral Home since 1977. Kay oversees the clerical work and helps on services as needed.

  • Clay Smith

    Clay Smith, General Manager of Operations of all the Smith Family Funeral Homes.

    Clay came to work at the 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 the Smith - North Funeral Home from 2005 to 2015, now General Manager of Operations of all Smith Family Funeral Homes locations. Clay and his wife Audrey have two children.

  • Ernnie  Flowers

    Ernnie Flowers, Funeral Director & Embalmer

    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 The 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.

  • Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson, Manager/Funeral Director/Embalmer

  • Mandy Butler

    Mandy Butler, Funeral Director/Embalmer

  • Danny Rice

    Danny Rice, Prearrangement Consultant

  • Josh Bridges

    Josh Bridges, Funeral Director