Mr. Arlen Dorsey Smith, 84 of Bristol, passed away Wednesday morning, April 8, 2020, at his sister’s residence.
Born in Patterson, GA on September 16, 1935, he had lived in Miami for several years prior to moving back to Wayne County in the early ‘80’s. Mr. Smith was a US Army veteran and was a retired carpenter who truly enjoyed his job. He also loved to fish – a lot! He was a member of Ritch Baptist Church.
He was a son of the late Algernon Beal & Ethel Boyett Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Jean Macomber Smith; two sisters, Madeline Dickson and Jackie Tubell; and by three brothers, Raymond Smith, Jerdon “Johnny” Smith, Sr., and Phillip Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Smith and Artie Smith both of Miami, FL; his sister, JoAnn Dickson of Sylvester; three brothers, Edsel Smith of Cleveland, TN, Glenn (Gail) Smith of Bristol, and J.C. (Suzette) Smith of Leesburg, FL; a sister-in-law, Betty Jo Smith of Bristol; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Due to COVID-19, the family will have a private graveside service for Mr. Smith on Friday, April 10, 2020 at the Ritch Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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