OBITUARY

Arthur "Art" Childress

March 19, 1937February 10, 2021
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Arthur “Art” Childress, 83, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 in his home. He was a retired supervisor for 22 years at Rheem and member of Rye Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, February 20 at Rye Hill Baptist Church with burial at Steep Hill Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

He is survived by his wife Melva Oweta Childress, four sons, Randy Miller and wife, Linda, Harold Childress and wife, Debbie, Jeff Childress and Danny Childress and wife, Donna, fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

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  • Mr. Childress is survived by his wife Melva Oweta Childress, four sons, Randy Miller and wife, Linda, Harold Childress and wife, Debbie, Jeff Childress and Danny Childress and wife, Donna, fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Viewing (cancelled)

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Brenda Lowe Robinson

February 18, 2021

Oweta & Family - I am very sad to hear of Art’s passing. I remember him as always being very kind and caring. I have many happy childhood memories spent at your house. Rodney and I will be praying for your family at this time of your loss.

Billy Atkins

February 15, 2021

We lost a good man.

Doris Harris DeGolier

February 15, 2021

Art was a classmate from Greenwood High School and a friend from Jenny Lind. He will be missed at the Jenny Lind luncheons.

Doris Harris DeGolier

Jerry and Frances Nichols

February 15, 2021

Art and I had many good times together, and Frances too. We are both very sorry
for your loss.
J&FN

Jim and Dottie Bowman

February 15, 2021

Our Love and Prayers for all. Thanks for all the times and memories we had together in California, Arkansas and Tennessee. You all have been family to us, We Love You All!!!!

Jim & Dottie Bowman

CAROL REEVES

February 14, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with him at Rheem and will always remember his kind and funny personality. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.
Carol Reeves

Jerry Poole

February 14, 2021

I'll miss you Art. We enjoyed lots of good visits and times together. Prayers are going up for Oweta and all the family. God bless you.

Love and Prayers,
Jerry Poole

Denise Smith

February 12, 2021

Dear Aunt Oweta and Men, I had alot of Fun over the years. We grew up fast and all of us succeeded very well. I am so thankful for Uncle Art he was one of my favorite uncle's. I went fishing with him many times. If I needed help with anything he helped me all the time. Nothing wasn't ever to BIG for him. I gave him many massages on his back
that helped his stress level. BYE, UNCLE ART I will see you in Heaven. Love Always, Denise Smith from California

Howard and Pat Pyle

February 12, 2021

Danny and family....we are so sorry to hear about your dad. You will always have the memories of him to give you peace of mind. He will be around you keeping you and your family safe.......Howard and Pat Pyle

Lynda Miller

February 11, 2021

This is a great picture of my father in law. When he had a white Tshirt and overalls on...you knew it was going to be a great day! Fishing, camping and listening to Roy D Mercer by the fire, didn’t get any better than that. Love you Art , you will be missed.

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Biography

Arthur “Art” Childress, 83, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 in his home. He was a retired supervisor for 22 years at Rheem and member of Rye Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, February 120 at Rye Hill Baptist Church with burial at Steep Hill Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

He is survived by his wife Melva Oweta Childress, four sons, Randy Miller and wife, Linda, Harold Childress and wife, Debbie, Jeff Childress and Danny Childress and wife, Donna, fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.