Clarence Uriah Smith Sr., 79, of Rudy died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Fort Smith. He was born Aug. 8, 1937, in Fort Smith, was an Air Force and Marine Corps veteran, former owner of Smith Investigations and served in leadership at City of Refuge Ministries.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; six daughters, Tanya Roberson, Karen Mullicane, Vickie Bucklew, Pam Mahar, Kim Stricklin and Tracy O’Bryan; a son, the Rev. Clarence U. Smith Jr.; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was April 3 at City of Rufuge Church in Fort Smith with burial at Oak Cemetery under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to City of Refuge, Back to Basics Shoe Ministry, P.O. Box 4537, Fort Smith, AR 72914.