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Barbara Jo Smith
June 6, 1938 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Barbara Jo Smith, age 85, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, went on to her heavenly home on Monday, January 29, 2024. Born on June 6, 1938, in Fort Smith, she was the daughter of John and Blance Binns. Barbara led a fulfilling life and was recognized for her compassionate nature, particularly in her dedication to helping others. Actively involved in her community, she was a member of the Eastern Star Liberty Chapter 402, served as Mother Adviser for Rainbow Girls, and participated in the Red Hats. Barbara, a retired Para from the Fort Smith School system, enjoyed crocheting and creating beautiful keepsakes. She kept her mind active with word search books. Barbara was of christian faith and was a member of the Church of Christ. Remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother, Barbara is survived by her son Timothy Smith and daughter-in-law Jana of Lancaster, Texas, and her daughter Tiffany Griffin and Greg Gipson of Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was also blessed with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Blance Binns, daughter Tamara Smith, granddaughter Haley Buker, and sisters Katherine McCubbin and Brooxine Kidder. May she rest in eternal peace. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, 10:00 a.m. at River Glenn Chapel, 1805 North A Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the thoughtful care of River Glenn Cremation and Funeral Service