Funeral services for Arthur "Zeno" Smith were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 2, 2016, at the Seed and Supply Church in Las Animas, Colorado, with Pastor Rod Coulter officiating. Burial followed at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado. Military honors were provided by VFW Post #2411 and American Legion District #1 Post #6.
Arthur "Zeno" Smith was born Feb. 22, 1945, to William S. and Mary E. (Switzer) Smith in Dalhart, Texas, and passed away on July 26, 2016, in Las Animas, Colorado, at the age of 71.
Arthur, affectionately known as "Zeno," grew up in Middlewater, Texas. He then joined the United States Army. While he was serving our country, he earned two silver medals, one bronze medal, and the prestigious Purple Heart. After an honorable discharge from the Army, he moved to Colorado where he met and married Bobbie L. Walker in 1969. He worked for Chisum Cattle Company, Baldwin Resources, as well as Fort Lyon Canal Company, retiring in 1997.
Arthur is survived by his children, Lauri (Joe) Lynch of Pueblo, Colorado, Casey (Candice) Smith of Washington; siblings, John Smith of Dumas, Texas, George (Mary Ann) Smith of Alliance, Nebraska, and Bertha Gustin of Graham, Texas; grandchildren, Kyle (Madison) Root, Makayla Wight, Bree, Tyler, and Isabella Smith, Richard Lynch and Celestina Lynch; and former wife of 42 years, Bobbie L. (Walker) Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary (Switzer) Smith; and infant son, Troy Don Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO 81054.
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