Funeral services for Mark E. Smith were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 28, 2014, at Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Minden. Officiating was the Rev. Richard Methvin. Interment followed at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. The family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mark was born Feb. 15, 1962, in Shreveport and entered into rest April 26, 2014, in Sibley.
His father, Bryant Earl Smith Jr. and son, James Colby preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Lauralei Smith of Sibley; mother, Betty Merritt Smith of Sibley; sons, Mark Earl Smith Jr. of Sibley and Riley Tatum Smith of Sibley; sisters, Vicky Stewart and husband, David of Bossier City, Linda Beth Dunlap and husband, Gary of Memphis, Tenn., and Michelle Walker and husband, Scott of Richmond, Va.; brother, David Lynn James of Sibley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jeff Reynolds, Caleb Miller, Terry Gray, Jeff Merritt, T.C. Bloxom, Corey MacIsaac and Zeb Pepper.