Arthur Cullin Smith Sr., 71, of Orange passed away on Sunday, June 30, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. He was a native of Newton; born on April 2, 1942 to the late Joe Washington Smith and Golie Ida (Jarrell) Smith. He had lived in the Orange area since 2011, and was a former resident of Pasadena. He was a member of Fellowship Church of Christ in Orange.

Arthur enjoyed going fishing, hunting, cleaning and repairing old guns, and spending time with his family. Arthur was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be missed dearly.

Arthur is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Golie Smith.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Dorine (McEwin) Smith of Orange; daughter, Golie Elizabeth O’Neill and her husband, Joe of Katy; sons, Arthur Cullin Smith II and wife Claire of Orange, Gene Allen Smith and wife, Debbie of Orange; brother, Charles Edward Smith and wife Joyce of Bon Wier; grandchildren, Joshua Cullin Smith stationed in Hawaii, Regan Golie O’Neill and Joey O’Neill both of Katy.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 3, at 10:00 am at the funeral home, with the Rev. Johnny Woodard and David Curry officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday at Ford Cemetery in Newton.

Honoring the family as pallbearers will be Dakoda Payne, Russell Smith, Charlie Smith, Hylie Holly, C. J. Shaver and James Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Forbes and Joshua Smith.
The family would like to express a thank you to Home Care Elite LLC, and especially Cindy Martinez for the love and care given to Arthur.
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