About Us | Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home | North Little Rock, AR 72114
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Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home

The caring and experienced professionals at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

What Makes Us Different

This is the most conveniently located funeral home in North Little Rock. You can’t miss the stately brick building on Main Street, and once inside, you’ll feel right at home in the comfortable and modern design. Though North Little Rock Funeral Home has a rich history, it is also accepting and flexible enough to accommodate all kinds of funeral and memorial services with its beautiful chapel and family-owned, on-site crematory.

 What really makes our funeral home in North Little Rock unique, however, is our caring and professional staff. Unlike other funeral homes that have a high employee turn-over rate, our funeral directors and planners have years of experience in the funeral profession and have been with Smith Family Funeral Homes for years. They are real residents of North Little Rock that enjoy giving back to the community they’re a part of by supporting veterans, first responders, and caregivers. Living and working in a small, tight-knit community means that our staff are often friends and neighbors of the families we serve.

History & Community

North Little Rock Funeral Home was founded by Clifford and Frances Smith on Valentine’s Day in 1955. Clifford was a first-generation funeral home owner who had never worked in the business before but saw that North Little Rock was a growing community that needed more than one funeral home. After founding Farmers Cooperatives in 55 Arkansas counties and starting several businesses, he and Frances started North Little Rock’s second ever funeral home in a renovated home that used to belong to a doctor. They and their two children, John and Anne, lived in the second story of the funeral home.

 Later, John and his wife Kay took over management of the funeral home in 1972, becoming the second generation of owners. Their passion and dedication to the funeral profession earned them each the “Funeral Director of the Year” award from the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association in 2005. John served as the funeral home’s director until 2010, when his son Jeff and his wife Leslie purchased the funeral home. Jeff and his brother had grown up around the funeral home but hadn’t worked there until Jeff returned to manage it after leaving his career as a co-owner of a successful mortgage company. The current funeral home in North Little Rock was built in 1985 and dedicated to Clifford’s wife, Frances.

We believe that every good funeral home should be integral to its community, a goal that can’t be achieved just by being there the longest. One of our core values at Smith Family Funeral Homes is giving back to the families who make us great, and we do that by supporting first responders, veterans, caregivers and others by hosting cookouts, birthdays, and more. Our directors and other team members volunteer their time to work with the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. We also host an annual Christmas toy drive to support the Union Rescue Mission Dorcas House in their effort to care for abused women and children in the Central Arkansas area.

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About Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home

North Little Rock’s Main Street is home to the Smith family’s flagship location: North Little Rock Funeral Home. Said to be the gold standard for funeral service in Arkansas, this location handles both funeral services and cremations with the utmost respect for the deceased and their families. As the first of the Smith Family locations, North Little Rock Funeral Home opened the door to generations of exceptional service to the families of several Arkansas communities.

Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated professionals with a broad depth of funeral and cremation experience. We will answer all your questions regarding your options for funeral and cremation services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

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