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Billy Ray Smithwick, 85, of Waldo, formerly of El Dorado, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Smithwick was born Feb. 11, 1932 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the union of Carlie Smithwick and Mittie Josephine Osborn Smithwick.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Pauline Smithwick, three brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Smithwick was a retired construction engineer, a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Magnolia.

Survivors include his wife Emma Jean Smithwick of Waldo, one son, Billy Robert Smithwick and wife Annette of Louisa, Virginia, two grandsons, Billy Smithwick, II and Robert Smithsick, two great grandchildren, Skylar Smithwick and Steffin Smithwick, all of Louisa, Virginia, one step-daughter, Sharon Carter of Waldo, four step-grandchildren, Christopher Carter and wife Carley, Shauna Phillips and husband Jason, Patrick Carter, and Sabra Young and husband Jeremy, six step grandchildren, Savanna, Saydie, Addy, Coleton, Cash, and Bryson, adoptive family, Dale Nix, Christon Nix, Hunter Nix and Raegan Nix, his twin brother, Bernard Smithwick of Brownsville, Texas, three sisters, Gladys Porter and Mary Porter of Bastrop, Louisiana and Lola Bell Smith and husband Will of Lone Oak, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the Bailey Funeral Home, El Dorado.

Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church in Magnolia, with the Rev. Michael Carter officiating. Interment will be in the Old Union Cemetery in El Dorado, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, El Dorado.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 80 Hwy 79 N. Magnolia, AR 71753

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