Dr. Arthur H. Smith, age 93, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019. Funeral services will be held 12:00 pm Monday, October 28th at Cashua St. Church of God, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Monday from 11-12 at the church. The graveside service will take place 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 29th at Florence National Cemetery.
Born September 17, 1926 in Glen Ridge, NJ, to the late Herbert L. Smith, Sr. and Emily Smith. He was a veteran of the Second World War.
Art became an ordained minister in 1962 and remained in full-time ministry for over 50 years. He received a honorary doctorate from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Bessie Smith; daughters, Debby Coker and Darlene Leakey.
He is survived by a son, Bruce (Jane) Smith of Norfolk, England; daughter, Tammy (David) Sweeney of Darlington, SC; son, Chris Smith of Stanford, KY; brother, Walter (Eleanor) Martinson of Rock Hill; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Smith of Chapin, SC; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
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