Anthony “Tony” W. Smith, 63, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 20, 2022. He was born June 20, 1958, to the late Tyler Keels and Adean (Smith) Green. He leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife, Gloria; three daughters, Alexis Smith of Little Rock, Ark., Kimberly Hardin (Mark) of Edmond, Okla., Shannon Piggee of Little Rock, Ark.; one son, McKinsey Tremaine Piggee (Tre Dawg) of Little Rock, Ark.; grandson, Axton Lee Manning, who brought out the gentle spirit that very few ever experience in him. Anthony was the owner and instructor of LRK9 Academy.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Gerice Clark (William). He is survived by four sisters; Louise Harris, Sandra Henderson, Shirley Jones (Tyrone) and Terry Smith all of Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers, Marcus Smith (Dedra) of Little Rock, Ark., Rev. Tyrone Keels (Angela) of Mansfield, Texas, and many nephews, nieces, and loving relatives.
Walk-through visitation will be Friday, March 25, 2022, 12 noon to 4:30 p.m., Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock. Masks are required. Social distancing is observed. Funeral service will be Saturday, March 26, 2022, 11 a.m., Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 1109 S. State Street, Little Rock.