Arnold Hardy Smith - age: 90
(August 08, 1921 to November 06, 2011
Visiting hours will be on Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, from 7-9 PM at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts. 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd.) in Buxton (Bar Mills). A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 PM at the Hollis Center Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Sargent officiating and USMC honors. Burial will be on Friday at 2PM at Maplewood Cemetery in Parsonsfield. www.DCPate.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the South Parsonsfield Baptist Church, c/o Treasurer, 87 Burnham Rd., Parsonsfield, Maine 04047.
PARSONSFIELD- Arnold Hardy Smith, age 90, of Burnham Road, passed away on Nov. 6, 2011 at Kennebunk Nursing Home.
He was born in Parsonsfield, Maine on Aug. 8, 1921, a child of the late Raymond and Edith (Haines) Smith.
After graduating high school, Arnold went onto attend classes at the University of Maine at Orono. Arnold had a strong commitment to the protection of the country and left college early to work at the South Portland Shipyard in the early part of WWII building “Liberty Ships”. It was during this time that he met his future wife Luella Johnson. After working at the shipyard for a short time, he enlisted in to the Army Air Corps where he remained on active duty throughout the war. In March of 1946, he married his love- Luella. Shortly after that, Arnold joined the United States Marine Corps. Arnold served in the USMC for 23 years, serving during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, and retired in 1966 as a Chief Warrant Officer.
Arnold and Luella raised their family in his hometown of Parsonsfield, where the Smith’s farmed, managed their woodlot, and produced maple syrup.
Arnold enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being with his beloved family.
Arnold is survived by his beloved wife- Luella (Johnson) Smith; a son- Nicholas Smith and his wife Jeanne of North Waterboro; daughter- Linda Fenderson and her husband John of Dayton; sister-in-law- Nancy Smith of Parsonsfield; grandchildren- Michael, Christopher, Daniel, Philena, and Phillip; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.