Sunday, February 19, 2017

Brick Smith: Fatal accident occurred February 19, 2017 near Morrilton Municipal Airport (KBDQ), Conway County, Arkansas

Brick Smith, 49, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away February 19, 2017. He was born September 8, 1967, in McAlester, Oklahoma to the late Johnny Roy and Linda Beard Smith.

Brick was a member of The Church at Rock Creek. He was a Certified Diabetic Educator and licensed registered nurse. Brick loved extreme sports including scuba diving, skydiving, mountain biking, snow skiing, and fitness. He has influenced many people to live life to its' fullest through health, sports, and wellness. He was a kind, persevering person who dedicated his life to others and always took life "by the horns."

Brick is preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandparents, Otha and Louise Beard; paternal grandparents, Roy and Gladys Smith. He leaves with cherished memories; his daughter, Saxon Smith of Bryant, Arkansas; brother, Johnny Blaine Smith and husband Shaun of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; uncle, Jim Kiley and cousins Teresa Themis and Charla Kiley all of Rowlett, Texas; fur-babies, Beau and Mack; and many more family members and friends who loved Brick and will miss him always.

Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, February 27, 2017 at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market St., Benton, Arkansas. Online guest register:

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Authorities have identified the man killed in a skydiving accident in Morrilton over the weekend.

Brick Smith, 49, of Bryant was killed in the accident Sunday. No other injuries were reported.

The Morrilton Police Department said it received a 911 call shortly after 2:30 p.m. Sunday about a skydiving accident on private property southwest of the Morrilton Municipal Airport.

Authorities are working with the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate the accident.

Morrilton Police Chief Sonny Stover said the cause of the accident was unknown as of press time Monday.

An online search indicated at least two companies offer tandem skydiving and skydiving instruction out of the Morrilton airport.

One person died Sunday after a parachuting accident in Conway County, authorities said.

Morrilton police were called at 2:34 p.m. Sunday to a private property just southwest of the Morrilton Municipal Airport for a report of a “parachuting accident,” according to the police department.

Authorities determined the accident was a fatality when they arrived on scene, according to a news release from the department.

Authorities said the victim was a male, but did not identify him Sunday evening.


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