James Wilbur "Pop" Smith, 77, of North Little Rock died Jan. 7.

He was a member of Abu Ben Adhem Lodge in Carthage, Mo. He will be remembered for mentoring a generation of North Little Rock youth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Preston Smith and Kathryn Isabel Hastings Smith; brother, Robert Bernard Smith; daughter-in-law, Debra Smith.

Survivors include wife of 57 years, Loretta "Retta" Johnston Smith; sons, Randy Smith of North Little Rock; Marty Smith and wife Susan of North Little Rock; daughters, Becki Cleveland and husband Michael of Maumelle and Lori B. Wolfe and husband Mark of Spring, Texas; grandchildren, Jamie Leonard and husband Brian, Kimberly McConniel and husband Trae, Jennifer Smith and Katie Gatrell; twin brother, J. Wayne Smith and wife Mary Jo of Independence, Mo.

A memorial service was held Thursday, Jan. 10 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, in North Little Rock.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the charity of you choice.

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