Dr. Cortez Smith, Jr., 72, of Pine Bluff, AR, departed this life on February 14, 2021. Dr. Cortez (C.T.) Smith, Jr., was born on July 8, 1948, to Mr. Cortez Smith, Sr., and Mrs. Hazel (Penny) Smith in El Dorado, Arkansas. Cortez attended Watson Elementary and graduated from Washington High School in El Dorado, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father a sister Ammer Jean Williams, a grandchild Jumante Smith.
He is cherished by his wife Jo linda Smith, children Dr. Hazel Smith-Mays (the late Alvin Mays) of Atlanta, GA, Christopher Smith, Sr., (Treddie), Pine Bluff, AR; grandchildren, TSgt Gabril Mays USAF, Honduras, Bethany Mays, ChemE Augusta, GA, Christopher Smith, Jr., Pine Bluff, AR, Christian Smith, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Xavier Smith, Conway, Arkansas,brothers, Carl Smith (Monette), El Dorado, AR; Rev. Woodrow Parker (Margaret) El Dorado, AR: sisters, Audrey McGhee, North Little Rock, AR, Shirlene Holmes, El Dorado, Arkansas, Sandra Hicks, El Dorado, AR, Linda Smith, El Dorado, AR.
Funeral Service Monday, Feburary 22, 2021, at 2:30p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church #2 under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook at www.simsmortuary.com. Face mask required, please