Arvel Verlin Smith



Arvel Verlin Smith, 81, 500 Sycamore Gardens, Elizabethton, died Monday February 27, 2006 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Haywood County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Charles V. and Verna Singleton Smith.
Mr. Smith was retired from the U.S. Army after serving twenty-six years during World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam era.
He worked in the Laboratory at the V.A. Medical Center for ten years. Mr. Smith was a Mason.
He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and Steed College and a member of First Christian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel Anne Askew Smith; three sons and daughters-in- law, Arvel Jr. and Sherri Smith of Knoxville,
Daniel B. and Phyllis Smith of Elizabethton and Charles R. and Kellye Smith of Johnson City.
Six grandchildren, Travis, Matt, Brhett, Sheana, Kyle and Olivia.
One Sister, Debrayda Ornduff of Elizabethton; one niece, Roberta Bain; one nephew, Woody Ornduff and other nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2006 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. James D. Curtis officiating.
Interment will follow in the National Cemetery in Mountain Home.
Pallbearers and Military Honors will be provided by the Tennessee National Guard.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Woody Ornduff, Tim Broyles and Alden Duffield.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 until the service hour in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences to the Smith family may be addressed to:



The Honor Guard at the funeral of SFC Arvel Smith



Our father was extremely special to us,
and instilled the greatest of values into our lives;
God, Family, Country, honor and integrity.
For this, we will always be grateful to a wonderful person
that so modestly served his country to make a better life for so many.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Charles Smith

Arvel Smith in the US Navy during World War II


SSG Arvel Smith Korean War era



SFC Arvel Smith, Medical Platoon HHC 1/22 Infantry, Vietnam 1968-1969



Arvel Smith with his grandaughter




Arvel was a tremendous credit to the 1-22 Infantry.
Moreover, he epitomized the word "gentleman" in all its meanings. 
We should all miss Arvel. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------Andrew Wysor




Birth: Feb. 20, 1925
Death: Feb. 27, 2006
Tennessee, USA

Mountain Home National Cemetery
Johnson City
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section SS Grave 1629


Grave marker for Arvel V. Smith

Photo by Charles Smith from the Find A Grave website








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