Arnold Frank (Arnie) Smith, 68, of Meadows of Dan, Virginia passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart, VA.
He was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y., and was a son of the late Arnold Henry and Mildred Langtin Smith. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1963, the first class of Jefferson Community College in 1965, and SUNY Binghamton in 1967. He was a loving father and grandfather who was a nature and outdoors enthusiast and enjoyed hiking in the Adirondacks. He was also the best storyteller ever to all of his grandchildren. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Matt and Amy Smith of Southern Pines, N.C., and Andy and Megan Smith of Lansdale, Pa.; four grandchildren, Adam, Messa, Sarah, and Nate Smith; four sisters, Arna Suddaby of Toronto, Canada, Etta Smith of Albany, N.Y., Betty Lennox of Atlanta, Ga., and Kathleen Smith of Wrightwood, Calif.; and one brother, Bradley Smith of Milan, Ill.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vesta Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 911, Meadows of Dan, Va. 24120 or to the Meadows of Dan Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 830, Meadows of Dan, Va. 24120. Arrangements are by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart, VA.