1962 ~ 2021
Date of death: December 13, 2021
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Smith family. Darrell’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Veasley Funeral Home. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Darrell Smith.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Darrell Lynn Smith also known as Farad Akbar was born on May 6, 1962 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Thomas Smith and Beatrice Rollins. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Patrice Smith; siblings, Tracy Houston-Rollins, Gregory “Duck” Smith, Billy Smith Willie Lee Morris, Mack “Louis” Morris, Johnny Morris, Helen Moore, Patsy Ridgell; and nephew, Ray Anthony Bobo.
Darrell accepted Christ at an early age and was recently celebrating 20 years of sobriety. He was an active board member of O.U.R. Community Center and a dedicated member of Alive After 5 Group of Cocaine Anonymous. Darrell worked for the City of Little Rock for over a decade in Fleet Services. Darrell was a source of laughter and joy to many who never met a stranger. He was someone you could depend on to brighten your day and make you laugh. He was the peace maker of the family and self-appointed psychologist. The family called him “Mr. Fix It. He loved to fix things and was a jack of all trades to none.
Darrell leaves to cherish his loving memory, children, Maria Hairston Darrell Hairston, Chelsea Smith, Destiny Smith, and Michael Murphy all of Little Rock, Arkansas; siblings, Leonard Stokes, Sr. of Little Rock, Arkansas; Jacqueline Houston-Davis of Dallas, Texas; 13 grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who he loved dearly.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Greater Nation International Church, 5705 W. 65th St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72209.
Celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 12:00pm at Greater Nation International Church, 5705 W. 65th St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72209.
Committal service and final resting place will be held at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, 8507 AR-161, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117.