Arthur Gene Smith, age 61, of Prairie Grove, Arkansas formerly of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 in his home. He was born on Saturday, December 5, 1953 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Claude Vernon Smith and the late Bessie Mae Holmes Smith.
He was employed at the Department of Defense as a Quality Assurance Specialist while serving as Union President for AFGE. He served in the United States Air Force as a weapons mechanic. His favorite position was being a Pastor where he ministered at Two Mile Church of Christ in Muse, Oklahoma and in recent years he gave his heart to everyone at the Cancer Treatment Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He enjoyed landscaping and spending time with his family. Art will be dearly missed by the many, many lives he touched as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a dear friend.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Bessie Smith, and sister, Joyce Fryar.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Smith of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; two daughters and one son, Shauna Humphreys and husband, Steven of Whitesboro, Oklahoma, Olivia Smith and Dwight Wilson of Springdale, Arkansas, Jordan Smith and wife, Morgan of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; five grandsons, Tallyn, Takota, Traver, Tekiah, and Keaton; two sisters and one brother, Twyana Bohn of Branson, Missouri, Brenda Blackwood of Mena, Arkansas, and Rickey Smith of Booneville, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jordan Smith and Reverend Brad Redding officiating. Interment will follow in the Cherry Hill Cemetery under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.
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