Arnold Lee Smith, 76, of Laporte, Minn., passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
A memorial service for Arnold will be held at a later date.
Arnold was born Dec. 8, 1942, in Le Roy, Minn., the son of Ernest and Julia Smith.
He is survived by his siblings, Sally (Larry) Memmer, Beverly (Dan) Butterfield, Larry (Nancy) Smith, Allen Smith and Mickey (Arlys) Smith; children Debra (Del) Cook, Diana (Jerry) Sullivan, Russell (Annetta) Smith, and Ryan Smith; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and his first wife, Darnell Smith.
Arnold was a truckdriver who retired after being on the road for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing on Leech Lake and most importantly spending time with his family and friends; they always put a smile on his face.
Arnold will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May you soar above the clouds like the eagles that you loved.
He is preceded in death by his parents; second wife Patricia; and grandson Anthony Smith.
Please join his family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
The Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Champaign, Ill., his handling arrangements.