Brenda Jean (Smith) Bounds

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Brenda Jean Bounds

Brenda Jean (Smith) Bounds, 78, of Salem, Ark., was born June 30, 1941 to the late Harry G. and Elsie Marie (Ward) Smith in Lilbourn, Mo. She departed this life on Oct. 19, 2019 in Salem.

Brenda was united into marriage to Dyson Pinnion Bounds on June 29, 1958 in Desoto County, Miss. and to this union six children were born. Brenda spent her working years as a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Brenda loved her children and grandchildren and they meant the world to her.

Brenda is survived by three sons, Randy P. Bounds of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Scott Bounds of St. Louis, M. and Terry Bounds of Mountain Home, Ark.; three daughters, Brenda Kay Neal (Ewell) of Viola, Lisa Bounds of Omaha, Neb. and Jennifer “Nikki” Jenkins (Joshua) of St. Louis; two brothers, Herbert Smith of Caruthersville, Mo. and Truman Smith of Caruthersville, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband (Dyson Pinnion Bounds), parents, two brothers (James and Armond) and four sisters (Shirley, Faye, Jesse and Sadie).

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Barker Funeral Home in Salem with Monte Neal officiating. Visitation was Monday, Oct. 21 at Barker Funeral Home. Interment was in the Shiloh Cemetery in Alton, Mo.

Pallbearers were Scott Bounds, Terry Bounds, Daniel Murphy, Cody Gitzen, Joshua Jenkins, Eli Burton, Ewell Neal and Tim Williams. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements are entrusted to Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Ark. Guests may sign an online registry at