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“brother dan led me to the lord baptized me and taught me gods word to this day 30 years later i still love jesus as my savior. he pastored the...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: willis mcfadden - connellsville, PA

“I will always appreciate and remember Dan for his work in teaching others and his kindness to me and many others through the years. He was definitely...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Jack Thorn - Vienna, WV - Friend

“I would like to extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family.He baptized me and I looked up to him as a brother. ”
3 of 36 | Posted by: willis mcfadden - Connellsville, PA

“May we extend our deepest sympathy to you each over the loss of such a blessed man, he walked with grace upon this earth to insure we too would be...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Ron & Shelley Pruett - Daybrook, WV

“I remember many visits with Dan at Mom and Dad's homes over the years. Now Dad is gone, Uncle Marion is gone, and Dan is gone. May God bless and...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Steve Stevens - Hundred, WV

“Sending our deepest sympathy. Remembering the special times our families shared in Pa.Dan will be greatly missed.Remembering you in thought and...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy Hennen - PA

“I want to wish my deepest condolences to the Smith family in the passing of a great man that truly loved The Lord. I did not know Dan but was able...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Alan Poenitske - Brentwood, TN

“Our deepest sympathies to The Smith Family for the loss of your wonderful Husband/Dad/Grandfather. The memories you cherish of times spent together...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Anne & Steve Wise - Brentwood, TN

“I wish, at the end of my time in this life, to be remembered as the nucleus (along with my wife) of a mighty, happy, generous and kind family. If I...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Curt Thorne - Nashville, TN

“We will keep your family close to our hearts. You will be in our prayers during this bittersweet time of celebration of a life well lived and...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Allen and Debbie Deaver - TN

“Dan was a great man of God. I loved him like a father, and he will be missed. Sending hugs to all the family. I wish I could be there with you to say...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Chris Yaudas - Joplin, MO

“I remember Dan from Camp Concern many years ago. He was a great influence on so many lives through his work there, and throughout his life as a...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Jennie (Robison) Freitag - WV

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We know he will be in a better place. With love, Lana & Jerry Stewart ”
13 of 36 | Posted by: Lana & Jerry Stewart - VA

“To all members of the Dan Smith Family: We all know of the love that Dan Smith had for his family and friends. I am sure this love will survive all...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Virginia Laskowski - Canonsburg, PA

“Bless those who mourn, eternal God, with the comfort of your love that they may face each new day with hope. Lord I asked that you bless Dan and...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Susan Ott - Chesterfield, MO

“We all will miss you so much but we do celebrate in the victory you have found in Jesus Christ forever and ever. ”
16 of 36 | Posted by: Terrie & Ray Smith - nephew

“I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
17 of 36 | Posted by: Minnie Odell - Franklin, TN

“Bro. Dan preached to us a few times at Harrison St. Church of Christ in Batesville and he was an good old-timey preacher. Dan & his wife are very...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: James & Linda Simmons - AR

“I am sorry for your loss, He was a great guy. I remember going to church camp and the good times we had working on the house and church, I think it...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Jesse Toothman Jr (Buddy) - WV

“Dave, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
20 of 36 | Posted by: Curtis & Inez Stubblefield - TN

“Just want you to know we are thinking about you and love you all. ”
21 of 36 | Posted by: George and Sue Teel - Paducah, KY

“I remember when Dan baptized my Mother, Loretta, Brother, Joe and I almost 42 years ago. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Judy Brown - White, PA

“Dan had a way of sharing the gospel with all in a loving nonjudgmental way that was easy to hear. You knew that he loved, and loved greatly. ”
23 of 36 | Posted by: Kathy and Kevin Haugh - WV

“Jeff meeting your Dad on our fishing trip in Aug. 2012, was so enjoyable, and him giving us some crappie to take home. This trip with my brothers,...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Frances & Cummins Johnson

“I am so greatful to have known such a precious man and Brother in Christ. He will be missed greatly. Prayers for the Smith family. ”
25 of 36 | Posted by: Rhonda Wood - Charlotte, AR

“Everyone who knew Dan loved him. He will be truly missed. May you feel Gods peace and comfort. ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Sheila & Steve Lang - Friends

“Mrs. Smith, Jeff and Bridget - I share in the loss of the passing of Pop's. I have lifted prayers of comfort and peace for you all that the Lord may...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Roy Hawk - Knoxville, TN

“My deepest and sincerest condolences To Jean, Danna, Steve, Dave, Jeff and all of your family and friends who will miss this wonderful man. I loved...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Thomas Clemens - Washington, PA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Randy, Peggy and Andy Pearce ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Peggy Pearce - Batesville, AR

“I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and in my hert ”
30 of 36 | Posted by: Sandy Shaw - Richmind, VA

“I remember going up to Dan's house and riding on the back of his four wheeler and playing whiffle ball with his son. He also came to Harding when I...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Pat Brown

“I first met Dan while I was a student at Ohio Valley College in the early 80s. It was always a pleasure to see and talk to him, and especially to...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Randall F. Matheny - Summerville, PA

“I remember Dan being at our house when we were growing up (Wilbur and "Jo" Toothman) and then eating with Gary and I at our house. The kids loved...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Donna Toothman - Springfield, TN

“Dan was there for Steve and I when we were having marital problems. He also baptized me and my grandmother Gerry Switzer. ”
34 of 36 | Posted by: Sue Bice - Lower Burrell, PA

“It was a privilege to meet such a wonderful Christan man. I am glad that I was able to get to know him. He was so good to our family over the years,...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Devon Kimberling Stewart - AR

“Dana, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Dad. May God give you strength as you remember all the great lessons you learned from this Godly...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Wilma McPhail - Friend


Daniel Leon Smith, 80, of Searcy received his reward and was welcomed into heaven on March 8, 2014. He was born on September 1, 1933 to the late Harold and Florence Smith in Summerville, PA.

He was a minister at Highway Church of Christ having served as a minister in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas for the past 60 years. He attended Montgomery Bible College, which is currently Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL.

He will be remembered as a faithful, kindhearted, loving, affable and overall great man who touched countless lives. His lifetime mission was to share the Lord with everyone he met.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Norma Jean Bice; his daughter Danna (Brian) Mayhall of Searcy; sons, Steven (Vicky) Smith of Floral; David (Jodie) Smith of Brentwood, TN and Jeffrey (Bridget) Smith of Searcy. Grandchildren are Malesa McLeod, Taylor, Brennan and Keaton Smith, Brad and Ben Smith and Kimberly Moore, Zoe Grace and Lane Smith. Great-grandchildren are Charlotte and Theo Hiltz and Clement McLeod.

He is also survived by 5 brothers and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, 3 brothers and his granddaughter Amelia Mayhall Hiltz.

Visitation with the family will be Monday, March 10, 6p-8p, at Powell Funeral Home in Searcy with funeral service on Tuesday at 11am at Highway Church of Christ, Judsonia.


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