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James "Jimbo" Wiley Smithson

July 15, 1955 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 66)


James Wiley “Jimbo” Smithson, 66, of Kansas, OK passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021 at his home.

Jimbo was born July 15, 1955, in Harrison, AR to the late Otis Simpson and Wanda Lee (Hudson) Smithson-Carlton.

Jimbo worked for over 30 years for Walmart. He loved fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Jimbo is survived by 2 sisters, Diane McGee of Jane, MO., and Brenda Dean of Bentonville, AR; a brother, Daniel Smithson of Marion, AR; and a god-daughter Angela Leigh Zulpo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Justin Bradley Smithson.

Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon, on Friday, October 1, 2021, at the Backstrom~Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, AR.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 1, 2021, at the Rogers Cemetery, 510 S 10th St, Rogers, AR. To sign the online guestbook, please visit

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October 1, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1401 E Main Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Graveside Service
October 1, 2021

2:00 PM
Rogers Cemetery

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