Joan Smith Gandy Obituary

Joan Smith Gandy

January 9, 1939 - June 18, 2019


Joan Smith Gandy, age 80, of Potter, Arkansas, died, Tuesday, January 18, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. She was born on Monday, January 9, 1939 to Albert Kenneth and Mary Elizabeth Welch Smith in Rocky, Arkansas.

Joan loved her family and spending time with them. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, working in her flower beds and cooking for her family and especially making her biscuits. Joan was a Christian and attended Covenant of Life Church in Mena. Joan was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Kenneth Smith and grandson, Jacob Gandy. 

Joan is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Joe and Terrie Gandy of Mena and Horace and Michelle Quinn Gandy of Mena; daughters and son in law, Gwendolyn Andrews of Mena and Sherry and Larry Erickson of Mena; sister, Dorothy Putman of Mena; beloved cousin, Ray Smith of Mena; twelve grandchildren, Crystal Thomas of Mena, Larry Erickson of Mena, Holly Hoggard of Houston, Texas, Ryan Erickson of Mena, Melissa Henry of Edmond, Texas, Joe Gandy of Dallas, Texas, Duane Gandy of Dallas, Texas, Peter Gandy of Mena, Maggie Peyton Of Mena, Lucas Gandy of Mena, Grace Gandy of Galveston, Texas, and Tiffany Shores of Cove; nineteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Gann Cemetery at Potter. No visitation is planned. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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6-19-19 10:18 p.m. KAWX.ORG