Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
President & Vice President
Jeff Smith joined the staff in June 2006 as a funeral director. In 2010 Jeff and his wife Leslie stepped into the role of leading the funeral homes. They plan to continue the legacy of the funeral home. Jeff graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Small Business Management and the University of Memphis with an MBA. He is proud to carry on the Smith family tradition of funeral service. He and Leslie are the proud parents of three children, Hayden, Kaylee, and Sawyer. As Vice President, Leslie adds her motherly touch to the Smith Family.
Manager, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Mandy Butler joined Smith Family Funeral Homes in 2012 as an apprentice embalmer and funeral director. In 2014, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arkansas State University and became a licensed embalmer and funeral director. She was promoted to Manager of Smith Little Rock Funeral Home in 2020.
A fourth-generation funeral director, Brad has been a resident of Little Rock for over 58 years. He attended the University of Arkansas - Little Rock, and he has served as a funeral director for 37 years.
He is a member of Fellowship Bible Church, Western Star Masonic Lodge #2, the Scimitar Shrine Temple, the Scottish Rite Temple and the Royal Order of Jesters, Court 12.
On March 14, 2014, at the "Wounded Warrior" Banquet sponsored by the Arkansas State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Brad was awarded its Community Service Award for Arkansas.
Brad enjoys hunting and water sports in his spare time. He has two children, Elizabeth and Lauren.
Jenna is a licensed social worker. She graduated from the Social Work program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In 2009, she began working as a director in social work and case management in medical facilities. Jenna joined the Smith Family Funeral Home in 2017, bringing her experience in assisting families facing decisions during difficult times and providing grief support.
David B. Dillahunty was born and raised in Little Rock. He graduated from Central High School in 1975. He is a cradle Episcopalian, with life membership at Christ Episcopal Church, the Mother Church of Arkansas. David serves as a Eucharistic Minister and lay Chaplain, in addition to his duties as a Funeral Director at Smith Little Rock Funeral Home. David has been on staff here for more than eleven years.
Funeral Director & Embalmer
Born in Little Rock and raised in Cabot, Daniel is a native of central Arkansas. He graduated from Cabot High School in 2005, earned his Funeral Director’s license in 2009, and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in December 2020. After receiving his license, he lived and worked in Greenbrier and Conway for seven years, serving the families of Faulkner County. He moved back to Cabot in 2017, where he worked for and managed a local funeral home. In November 2019, he joined the staff of Little Rock Funeral Home. Daniel is proud to be serving the families of Little Rock, North Little Rock and the surrounding communities.
His family includes his husband, Andrew; children, Ruthie and Duncan; and fur baby; Sawyer. His hobbies include attending theatre productions, helping Andrew tend to the rose garden and cooking. He is a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and serves on the Neighborhood Shepheard Ministry.
Apprentice Funeral Director
Emily Wade joined Smith Family Funeral Homes in 2020 as an apprentice funeral director. She is working toward receiving her funeral director license next year. Emily’s passion is helping serve families. She is married to Zachary and they have two sons, Sutton and Cooper, and two bunnies, Winnslow and Winnstin.
She and her family attend Life Church in Little Rock.
Bob Dunaway has been on staff with Little Rock Funeral Home since we opened in 2006. He is a licensed Funeral Director and has been in the Funeral Profession for more than fifteen years, Bob earned a PhD in Biblical Studies. He and his wife Laura have been married for over fifty years and are lifetime members of the Church of Christ. He is also available to serve families who do not have a Church Home and is most willing to officiate at loved ones' Memorial Services.
Dave Woodman is a retired Sports Director and News Anchor for KARK-Channel 4 in Little Rock. Most recently he produced the Community Service Awards program for KARK. He joined the staff of Little Rock Funeral Home in 2012. Dave and his wife Lydia have been married for over 60 years and are long time member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where Dave serves as a Deacon.
John recently joined the staff of Smith Little Rock Funeral Home. He was born and raised in Crossett, AR. He moved to Little Rock after he was discharged from the Navy in 1967. John and his wife, Annette, will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary in June. They are members of Immanuel Baptist Church where John serves as a Deacon and a Sunday School Teacher. They are the proud parents of two sons and grandparents of three granddaughters.
Bill was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1960 earning a BSBA and a LLB. In 1960 he married Deanne Fleener Goodrich. Bill and his wife have two children, daughter, Stacy Velasquez of Waco, Texas, her two children, Scott Velasquez of Los Angeles, California and daughter, Ann Marie Graham of Austin, Texas; son, Scott Goodrich of Little Rock and his three children, son, William Goodrich who attends Baylor University, daughters, Meg Goodrich at the University of Arkansas and Olivia Goodrich of the University of Central Arkansas.
Bill is a member of the Fellowship Bible Church where he is a Bible Study Group Leader and Fellowship Bible Church Group Leader. Bill worked in Washington, DC for the Ways and Means Committee of Congress from 1961 - 1962. He worked at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home from 1984 - 1994 and joined the staff of Little Rock Funeral Home in 2007.
Pat joined Little Rock Funeral Home when we opened in 2006. He has been in the Funeral Profession for more than 14 years. After over 37 years, Pat retired from A T & T. Pat and his wife Wanda have been married for over 57 years and is of the Baptist faith.
Virginia has more than 35 years experience working with the Leggett Family in many areas of the funeral business. She is a graduate of UCA, and continued her education in the insurance field by earning the FLMI and ACS designations from the Life Office Management Assn.
Virginia assists in the daily operations of the funeral home, providing support to the funeral directors and to the pre-arrangement staff, and most of all, desires to continue the Leggett Family tradition of providing caring service to our families.
She is an avid reader, and enjoys spending time with her family of five children and eight grandchildren.
Tammy moved to Arkansas in 1998 from western Massachusetts. She joined the staff of Little Rock Funeral Home in October 2019 with 20 years of Administrative Assistant experience. She resides in Alexander, Arkansas with her husband of 18 years, Stephen; two beautiful children, Leah and Levi; two spoiled German Shepherds, Zara and Bear; two sweet cats, Rose and Nugget; and her feathered friends, a flock of 15 chickens. In her free time, she enjoys camping, boating, hiking, reading, and especially bargain shopping.
Care Center & Cremation Center Manager
Emory, a licensed embalmer and funeral director, joined our firm in 2011. He is the manager of Smith Family Care Center along with our Cremation Centers in Little Rock & North Little Rock. Emory is a CANA certified crematory operator, an honor graduate of ASU – Mountain Home with a degree in Mortuary Science, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Emory has one daughter, Erica, and is a very proud uncle to Caden, Blayklen, Nicholas & Peyton. He and his spoiled dachshund, Doxie, live in Alexander, Arkansas. Emory is a member of the Central Arkansas Perinatal Loss Coalition, serves on the Association for Death Education & Counseling Credentialing Council, and serves as Board President of Nichols Cemetery Association in Marked Tree, Arkansas. In his free time, he enjoys cruises, road trips, camping and spending time with his family and friends.
Apprentice Funeral Director
A graduate of Arkansas State University and University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Jodie was an educator until the unexpected loss of one of her twin boys, Eli. It was there that her career path changed and she began serving in the bereavement community of families of infant and child loss for over 10 years. Jodie's family founded the ELI Award: Excellence in Patient & Family Centered Care at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has the privilege of serving on the Arkansas Infant Loss Coalition, Arkansas Hospital Association Patient & Family Advisory Board, and also serves as a public speaker for ARORA (Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency) and Donate Life America. In her free time, Jodie volunteers for the national non-profit, Molly Bears, and serves as the Worship Leader for Springlake Church.
Haley Lewis began her career at Smith Family in the fall of 2020. She is the mother of four children -- Chalin, Lydia, Ava and Vivian Dunn. Haley has homeschooled all four children. In her spare time, she has a love of photography and football and she is a runner. One of her biggest passions is the elimination of human trafficking.
Kevin Murphy began his career with Smith Family North Little Rock in 1999. Kevin is a Licensed Funeral Director and he served in that capacity for several years. He then chose to devote himself to the Little Rock Fire Department for over 20 years. He is currently Captain of the Little Rock Fire Department Station 6 and now continues to serve families as a Pre-arrangement Consultant.
Kevin is married to Meggan and they’ve been married 22 years. They have two daughters, Gracen, 18, who attends ASU and Gannyn, 13, who attends Poyen High School. Kevin is an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan and also a member of East Union Church.
Jennifer Michaels is a prearrangement consultant. She joined Smith Family in 2019. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a realtor and she continues to hold her real estate license today.
Jennifer currently makes her home in the Cabot area but spent most of her life in the Sherwood community. She attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock majoring in business and psychology.
Jennifer is married to William “Bill” Michaels, who is a Lieutenant at the Sherwood Police Department. She has two sons, Cole and Logan, and is the bonus mom to seven other children — Savannah, Renee, Austin, Bentley, Peyton, Lance and Reese.
Jennifer enjoys family lake time as well as reading, gardening and cooking. When she isn’t volunteering in the community she loves cheering on the Razorbacks.
Jeff is a prearrangement consultant who joined Smith family in 2019. He has been married to Sheila 35 years this June. They have a daughter named Jessica who is an RN in Cabot. She’s married to Matthew and they have three beautiful children, Savannah, Charlotte and Rhet. Their youngest daughter, Jennifer, is a first grade teacher in Benton. Jeff loves music and painting.
David moved to Arkansas from Texas with his wife Kathy in 2012 to be near their children and grandchildren. That is when he began his career in the funeral business after 3 decades in church ministry. When the opportunity became available for him to come to work at Smith-North Little Rock Funeral Home in February of 2015, he “jumped at the chance to work for the best funeral home in Arkansas.” He loves the fact they the employees are encouraged to love and even pray with each other and our customers. David is a licensed prearrangement consultant and has helped dozens of people with their preplanning. He enjoys the opportunity to serve people.
General Manager of Operations, Smith Family Funeral Homes
Clay came to work at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home in 1979 as an apprentice. He became a Funeral Director in 1983 after serving his apprenticeship and going to Mortuary School in Dallas. He was Manager of Smith - North Funeral Home from 2005 to 2015, and is now General Manager of Operations of all Smith Family Funeral Homes locations. Clay and his wife Audrey have two children and he is "PaPa" to his four grandchildren.
Former Owners of Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home
Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home was founded February 14, 1955 by Clifford Smith, father of John, who has worked there in some capacity since its inception. John took over management of the funeral home in 1972. Kay, John's wife, has worked at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home since 1977. Kay oversees the clerical work and helps on services as needed.
Retired Funeral Director
Retired from the United States Air Force with 20 years as a C-130 Loadmaster (Air Crew). Following his career, Steve enrolled in the Funeral Service Science Program at the University of Arkansas at Hope and graduated with honors. Steve served families from all over the state of Arkansas and the world for 23 years until his recent retirement. He was always honored and humbled to serve his families and especially veteran families.
Executive Funeral Director
We lost a dear friend and colleague, Jack Moseley, on November 9, 2016.
Jack E. Moseley, Sr. provided over 59 years of service as a funeral director. He attended Little Rock Senior High and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and was a World War II Veteran. Jack graduated from Landig College of Mortuary Science in Houston, TX, in 1949, where he was on the Honor Roll.
Jack was a member of North Little Rock Elk Lodge #1004 and had been Elk of the Year. He was also a member and Deacon of Life Line Baptist Church in Little Rock. Jack liked to play golf and work around home in his free time.
Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann (Adams), Jack is survived by two children, Julie Ann Smith of Searcy and Jack Moseley, Jr. of Bryant, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Sue Thompson was born and raised here in Arkansas and resides in Little Rock. She has been a pre-need counselor, assisting individuals and families with their pre-need planning, since 1984.
As the Pre-Need Manager for the Leggett Family-owned funeral homes since 1987, Sue continued to meet with families and also, speaking in group meetings and giving presentations at local retirement homes. Now, more than 34 years later, Sue is still helping families, providing information on the benefits of pre-need planning through Little Rock Funeral Home.
Sue attends The Church at Rock Creek. She and her husband have 5 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.