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Harlin Don Smith

March 19, 1955 — February 20, 2021

Harlin Don Smith, passed from this life, Saturday, February 20th, 2021 in Russellville, AR. Harlin was born March 19th, 1955 in Pawhuska, OK to HL (Roy) and Isabel (Jackson) Smith.  Harlin was preceded in death by his father and mother, HL (Roy) and Isabel Smith of Hominy, OK; two brothers, Cleveland (Bud) Smith of Ralston, OK, Lee Smith of Hominy, OK; two half-sisters, Pansy Kirsch of Augusta, KS and Betty Lipscomb of Augusta, KS.

Harlin grew up in Hominy, OK, where he graduated high school. After high school, he went to Tulsa Welding School and worked as a welder for several years. He then joined his family business in a drilling mud company, where he worked till the 1990s. Harlin then went back to work as a welder, traveling all over the state and country. He even went on his dream trip to Alaska, for a job where he took lots of pictures of the wildlife and scenery to share with his family and friends. He was a well-respected welder and worked as foreman for the last several years, until his retirement. Harlin met the love of his life, Trish, while on a job, as a welder. Harlin enjoyed raising cattle and having a large garden at the farm before his retirement. He loved spending time with his family and grandsons, hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, or tinkering at the farm.  

Harlin is survived by his wife Trish, of the home in Dover, AR; his children: Tracy and her husband, Adam Edwards of Mustang, OK; Katy Smith of Bartlesville, OK; Jessica Smith of Bartlesville, OK; Erica Threadgill of Dover, AR; Hailey Lackey of Russellville, AR; Samantha Lackey of Dover, AR; Logan Lackey of Russellville, AR; and grandsons: Kayin Smith and Sully Smith of Bartlesville, OK. Harlin is also survived by two brothers, Bill Smith of Barnsdall, Ok; Paul Smith of Hominy, OK; four sisters, Eudora LaBass of Catoosa, OK; Lilly Heflin of Excelsior Springs, MO; Shirley Graham of Broken Arrow, OK; and Joyce Moore of Broken Arrow, OK. He has numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.  The family will plan a life celebration at a later date.

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