Arthur Glen “Archie” Smith, 77, of McPherson, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014, surrounded by his family at Angel Arms in McPherson. He had been a McPherson resident since 2004, moving from Liberty, Missouri.
Archie had a series of jobs over the years including lifeguard, policeman, and working for Mary Carter Paints and Fleischman’s clothing in North Carolina. After moving to Excelsior Springs, MO, he worked for Kroger, A & G Grocery and for several car dealerships including Dixon Ford and Bill Allen Chevrolet. He eventually owned and operated his own dealership, Archie’s Auto Sales in Liberty, MO, before retiring in 2002.
He was born February 2, 1937, in Kansas City, KS, the son of Joseph C. and Margie (Hurd) Smith. He graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton, NC and attended Campbell College in Buies Creek, NC.
Archie was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving, during the Korean War from 1954 to 1957, attaining the rank of Sergeant (E-4) before his Honorable Discharge. Shortly after leaving the Marine Corps, Archie married Margaret J. Malpass on June 20, 1957 at Dillon, SC.
Archie was a member of First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #24, Lions Club, Optimist Club, and the Turkey Creek Golf Senior Group.
Survivors include: his wife, Margaret of the home; two daughters, Glenda Sims and husband, Kenny, of McPherson and Marla Stone of McPherson (fiancé, Jeff Jones); four grandchildren, Jennifer Fiedler (Dylan) of McPherson, Jamie Cooke (Luke) of McPherson, Carlee Stone of McPherson and Carson Stone of McPherson; seven great-grandchildren, Trey Fiedler, Cooper Fiedler, Mackee Cooke, Mylee Cooke, Mayzee Cooke, Avi Cooke and Kaylee Brown; a half-brother, Howell Henderson (Debbie) of Webb City, MO; and an aunt, Lucille (Hurd) Collins of McPherson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, his mother, Margie Henderson, a son, Arthur Glen Smith, Jr., and a sister, Mary Cantrell.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Friday, September 5, 2014, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kate Johnson Martin and Rev. Harold Nelson officiating. Burial with military honors will be in McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church or Angel Arms Residential in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Arthur G. "Archie" Smith please visit our Sympathy Store.