History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Familiar faces when you need it the most; we have been serving White and Lonoke Counties since 1933.  We are a locally-owned and operated firm. We constantly strive to enhance our services and make our home the very best that it can be; we achieve this by anticipating the needs and wishes of our families.

Smith - Westbrook Funeral Home has their own state-of-the-art Cremation Center at our other location in North Little Rock. We have complete control and oversight of the cremation.

In 2008 the Priest family asked the Smith family to purchase Westbrook and keep the business locally owned. The Smith's have proudly served their community with compassion and dignity for over 55 years of family funeral home ownership.  We have understood that funerals are for the living; they are a celebration and a remembrance of a life. With that understanding, we take the utmost care to ensure that every service is meaningful and special.

We have always prided ourselves on the professional and caring service that we offer to you and your family. You can be confident knowing that our staff provides guidance and assistance to every family, regardless of when our services are needed.

Our funeral home provides a full range of funeral service options, from the traditional religious service to simple cremation. Each family is provided with the opportunity to learn about and discuss the wide variety of funeral service options available to them.

Our Valued Staff

  • Jeff & Leslie Smith

    Jeff & Leslie Smith, President and VP.

    Jeff, John and Kay's son, joined the staff At Smith-North Little Rock in June 2006 as a funeral director. In 2010 Jeff and Leslie stepped into the role of leading the funeral homes. They plan to continue the legacy of the funeral home. Jeff graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Small Business Management and the University of Memphis with a MBA. He is proud to carry on the Smith family tradition of funeral service and the proud father of three children, Hayden, Kaylee, and Sawyer. As Vice President Leslie adds her motherly touch to our Smith Family.

  • Clay Smith

    Clay Smith, General Manager of Operations of all the Smith Family Funeral Homes.

  • Bobby  Burns

    Bobby Burns, Manager, Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Bobby is a graduate of Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Arkansas as well as the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville, Kentucky. He is an Arkansas licensed embalmer and funeral director. Bobby has been associated with Smith - Westbrook since 1980.

  • Tracy  Lightfoot

    Tracy Lightfoot, Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Tracy is a graduate of Beebe High School in Beebe, Arkansas as well as the Commonwealth College of Funeral Service in Houston, Texas. He is an Arkansas licensed embalmer and funeral director. Tracy joined Smith - Westbrook in 1988.

  • Sandy  Rogers

    Sandy Rogers, Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Sandy is a graduate of Cabot High School, Cabot, Arkansas as well as Arkansas State University - Mountain Home. She is a licensed embalmer and funeral director. Sandy joined Smith - Westbrook in 2005 and is a resident of Beebe.

  • Jonelle  Graham

    Jonelle Graham, Office Manager

    Jonelle joined our staff in 2003. She is a resident of Beebe, Arkansas.

  • Mr. Carey Flenor

    Mr. Carey Flenor, Cemetery Maintenance man

  • Fran  Hill

    Fran Hill, Visitation Receptionist

  • Rodney Westmoreland

    Rodney Westmoreland, Pre-Arrangement Consultant

  • Danny P. Rice

    Danny P. Rice, Pre-Arrangement Counselor

  • Danny Parsons

    Danny Parsons, Funeral assistant