Charles R. Smallwood

October 23, 1937 ~ October 31, 2022 (age 85)


Charles R. Smallwood, 85, of Blytheville, Arkansas passed away peacefully in his residence October

31, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Blytheville, Arkansas on October 23, 1937, to

Roscoe Theron Smallwood and Bessie Mae Cobb Smallwood. He graduated from Blytheville High and

attended Arkansas State University where he received his associate degree.


While in college, Charles gained an interest in agriculture and for the next twenty-three years he

farmed. Charles later became involved in law enforcement where he served as the Deputy Sheriff for

Mississippi County and served on the Gosnell and Luxora Police Departments. He also served eleven

years for the National Guard. Then in 1996, Charles started working for Silent Security. He would remain

in this position until Aug 2019, when he retired after 23 years. On his off days, Charles loved fishing,

hunting, and playing golf. He was a member of Chickasawba Lodge #134 F & AM, Eastern Star

Chapter #279, a York Rite and a Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe Thoron Smallwood, and Bessie Mae Cobb Smallwood,

and his son, Charles Randall Smallwood.


Charles is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Stallings Smallwood, of sixty-four years, his son, Michael

Smallwood; his grandchildren: Amber Leigh Plunk, Alex Smallwood, Samantha Collard, Amanda

Williamson, and Sara Beth Gordon; his six great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends

who will miss him dearly.


Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Carney Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Interment will be at Carney’s Cemetery located at 1501 Byrum

Road, Blytheville, AR, 72315. Condolences may be offered at

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November 3, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Carney Funeral Home
1501 Byrum Road
Blytheville, AR 72315

Funeral Service
November 3, 2022

2:00 PM
Carney Funeral Home
1501 Byrum Road
Blytheville, AR 72315


Carney Cemetery
1501 Byrum Rd
Blytheville, AR 72315

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