Arthur L. Smith

Published 9:58 am Monday, November 24, 2014

Arthur Law Smith, 87, of Tryon, N.C. passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum, S.C.

Born in Tryon, N.C., he was the son of the late Paul and Dorothy Doubleday Smith and was first married to Marjorie Agate Smith who died in 1987. He was a veteran of WWII having served in Guam in the U.S. Navy. Raised in Washington, Ill., he later moved to Chicago and had a full career in advertising. In 1995, he returned to Tryon after his retirement. He was affiliated with the Episcopal Church in Chicago.

Surviving is his wife, Mary White Smith; one son, Andrew A. Smith (Nancy King); one sister, Betty Knopp of Columbus, N.C. Also surviving are one nephew and several nieces. He was preceded in death by a son, William Doubleday Smith in 1978.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Manor of Tryon, Resident Activity Fund, 70 Oak Street, Tryon, NC 28782 or to Foothills Humane Society, 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, NC 28722.

An online guest register is available at