ARTHUR L. SMITH
July 3, 1931 – August 11, 2020
ELKHART- Arthur L. Smith, 89, of Elkhart, passed away Tuesday August 11, 2020 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born July 3, 1931 in South Bend, Indiana to Orville W. & Ruby (Van-Lue) Smith.
On August 8, 1975 he married Virginia E. (Mikel) New. She survives along with 2 daughters, Cheryl (Ron) Burris of Granger, IN, Pam Wetzel of Osceola, IN; 4 step-children, Terry (Lorie) New of Elkhart, Donald New of Goode, VA, Ronald (Tiffany) New of Greensboro, NC and Debra (Chris) Clark of Mishawaka, IN. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a sister, Marilyn Gorsline of Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Dwight Smith, 2 sisters, Anna Brown and Carol Riggs; a brother, Charles W. Smith and a daughter-in-law Jayne Digly-New.
Art Was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Elkhart and a former board member of the Child Evangelism Ministry for 22 years.
He worked for Reese Products for 25 years retiring in 1992. After his retirement he worked for Westbrook-Metz and Clouse Funeral Home for 23 years.
Funeral services for Art will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 15, 2020 at the Northside Baptist Church in Elkhart. Friends may visit with the family for 1 hour prior to the funeral at the church. Pastor Carl Henry will preside and burial will follow in Olive Cemetery.
Waterman-Westbrook-Clouse Funeral Home is entrusted with his care. Memorial contributions may be given to the church.
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