Jesse Dean Smith, 53, of Van Buren died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at a local hospital. He was a retired truck driver for Greenwood Excavation and member of House of Praise Church of Fort Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; three daughters, Amanda Philpot of Van Buren and Kandice Clayton and Jessica Smith, both of Fort Smith; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Wilhelm of Texas and Becky Walter of Greenwood; two stepsons, Bill Nix of Illinois and Stephen Nix of Memphis; three sisters, Linda Spencer, Loretta Morrissette and Nona Kramer, all of Van Buren; a brother, John Smith of Arkansas; four grandchildren and 13 stepgrandchildren.

Funeral was Feb. 20 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with cremation to follow.