Art Smith joined the gates of heaven on December 23, 2019 at the age of 57. Art was born on October 16, 1962 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He moved on to attend Nazareth College where he met his wife, Peggy, and later received his MBA from Simon School of Business. Art started his career at Xerox where he quickly became a branding expert and expanded his corporate executive career from Charlotte to San Francisco.
Art had the ability to light up a room and connect with those around him rather quickly. Art surrounded himself in the scripture, the sounds from his guitar and his family who loved him dearly. He had a special place in his heart for the children and people of Haiti who he met on mission trips.
Art is survived by his two daughters, Samantha and Brielle; life partner, Peggy; mother, Waltha Smith; and brother, Jason. Just five days after Art passed, his father, Arthur L. Smith joined him in heaven.
A service will be held to celebrate Art’s life on January 31, 2020 at Sharon Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Friends and family will gather at 10 o’clock ahead of an 11 o’clock service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mission of Hope in Art's name at www.mohhaiti.org. His love will be felt for years to come.
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