Arnold W. Smith
Arnold (Arnie) Wayne Smith, 77, formerly of Rogers, Arkansas, passed away at his home in Britt, Iowa on September 22, 2022.
A memorial service for Arnie Smith is being planned for a later date, details will be shared on the Ewing Funeral Home website.
Arnie was born on November 27, 1944 to Evelyn and Calvin Smith. He graduated Britt High School in 1962.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Paulette who he married in 2002 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Other immediate family includes 3 adult children, a daughter-in-law, 3 granddaughters, two grandsons-in-law, a great granddaughter and a great grandson as well as many other family members and friends.
Arnie moved from Iowa to Arkansas in 1972 where he worked for Service Electric. In 1975 he bought that business and served the Rogers area for 34 years. He became a lifetime member of Optimist International in 1989. Through the years he was a member of several community, school and recreational groups. The latest of these being Good Sams, an RV Club. He and Paulette were full-time RVers for more than 10 years and held various positions on the Arkansas State Good Sam staff.
In 2014 he and Paulette began volunteering at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. In the beginning they spent only summer months in Britt choosing to travel south as the winter weather set in. Some years they park hosted for the Texas State Parks and other winters they spent in the Texas valley with a special group of friends. The Fair Board chose to honor Arnie as the 2021 Volunteer of the Year, which he accepted with pride having loved every minute of time spent there.
Arnie was a kind and generous man with an unfailing love for life. He touched many people throughout his life, and his love and friendship will be missed by all.