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Backstrom - Pyeatte Funeral Chapel
Sunday October 9th, 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Backstrom - Pyeatte Funeral Chapel
Monday October 10th, 2022

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Friendship Cemetery
Monday October 10th, 2022

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Terry Dwayne Smith

Terry Dwayne Smith, age 57, of Springdale passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. Terry was born on April 24, 1965 in Springdale AR, and was the son of Jack Clayton Smith and Dorothy Mae (Carver) Smith.

Terry began his professional career working as a well-known service technician for Hooten Equipment followed by Hoydell Petroleum Products, and later at Southern Company. He loved going to the Sims Corner Farmers Market and interacting with people. Terry was also known as “Santa'' on the Christmas train and in many local community parades. He has been a proud member of the Springdale Riding Club and also loved to cook. Terry has provided thousands of meals throughout the years for charity events, competitions, and to families in need using his expert knowledge and skills. He will always be remembered for his generosity, humor, and compassion for helping others. 

Terry is survived by his mother, Dorothy Mae Smith; his children Michael Dwayne Smith and wife Amanda, Christina Rachelle Lawson and husband Nicholas, Cody Allen Smith and wife Megan; grandchildren Rhodey and Rhyden Smith, Courtney, Alyssa, Mckynzie and Reagan Lawson, and Clayton and Gatlin Smith.

Terry was preceded in death by his father and twin brothers, Wayne Allen and Warren Lee Smith and granddaughter Maverick Lawson. 

Friends may visit with the family at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 9, 2022. Funeral services will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale at 10:30 AM on Monday, October 10,2022. Burial service will immediately follow at the Friendship Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Terry Smith Memorial Fund. Donations can be dropped off at any Generations Bank locations in Northwest Arkansas or be mailed to P.O Box 7200, Siloam Springs AR, 72761.

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It's hard to believe you're gone so young. I'll always remember you best by your crazy bird call whistles. I'll miss you bro.

Kelly Russell. Oct 16 2022 6:53 PM

Sorry for loss

Roger Bean Oct 9 2022 10:05 PM

I didn’t know Terry extremely well, but it didn’t take long to realize what a kind and generous man he was. I met him while working with the train out of Van Buren, and he always brought so much joy to not only the children, but the adults as well! My sympathy goes out to Dorothy and all who Terry loved!
Diane Nolte

Diane Nolte Oct 8 2022 8:57 PM

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Jackie and Sherry Moore - We love the Smith family. Tons of memories, stories and love shared over the 57 years of Terry's life. A huge loss for us all. Love and hugs to Dorothy, Michael, Christie and Cody and their families. Oct 7 2022 11:51 AM

Dorothy, Michael, Christy, Cody and grandchildren, I am so sorry. We haven't stayed in contact but that hasn't changed my memories of your dear family. Love you all.

Dee Ann McDaniel Oct 7 2022 11:44 AM

So sorry for your loss. He was a special man.

Glenda Stevens Oct 7 2022 10:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Terry Smith

Charles Wayne Case Oct 7 2022 2:35 AM

God, please wrap your arms very tightly around the Smith family during this very, very difficult time. In the name of Jesus, Amen. From, Tommy Lee, Lesa, and Abigail Kidd.

Tommy Lee Kidd Oct 6 2022 9:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Terry Smith

Siloam Springs Rodeo and Riding Club Oct 6 2022 9:02 PM

Dorthy and family, I can not imagine the pain and sorrow you are feeling. Just know my prayers are with you. Love you Dorthy. Take care

Sharon Moore Oct 6 2022 1:49 PM