Arthur C. Spain

Born in Nashville, TN on January 20, 1927

Departed on May 28, 2011 and resided in Franklin, TN

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SPAIN, Arthur C., age 84 of Franklin born January 20, 1927; passed away May 28, 2011 appropriately on Memorial Day weekend for this Navy veteran. Art was a special man with a great sense of humor who loved to talk to people. He was a successful businessman in finance "Art with a Heart . . . Get Your Cash in a Flash" and in real estate for over 50 years having served as Vice-President of Associates Capital Corporation. A loving husband, father, and mentor to his children and grandchildren, Art taught us integrity by example. He loved to travel all over the country to watch his grandchildren play soccer. Granddaddy was their biggest fan! He had lots of friends and the family would appreciate them all coming together to celebrate his life. Preceded in death by parents, George and Clevia Spain; sisters, Norma Graves, Virginia Henderson, Edith Cherry, Willie Spain, Anna Belle Cantrell, and Agnes Masters; brother, George Spain. Survived by wife of 58 years, Dottie Spain; brother, Buford Spain; children, Jennifer Spain, Dennis Spain Christi, and Julie Kirby Mitch; grandchildren, Dustin Spain Chrisie, Riley Damiani Frankie, Hannah Spain, Jack Spain, Trey Kirby, and Kendall Kirby; great-grandchildren, Kate Spain, Abby Spain, and Eli Damiani. Honorary pallbearers: Charles Evans, Jerry Bowker, Dean Kirby, Jack Walton, Harl Rose, Tom Elcan, Jack Langford. Active pallbearers: nephews. Funeral service will be 2pm Wednesday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6pm – 8pm Tuesday; 12pm – 2pm Wednesday at HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 615-646-9292. www.afamilylegacy.com

4 Comments to Arthur C. Spain

  1. Brent Weedman
    May 28, 2011 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Jim & Eunice Ritchie
    May 29, 2011 12:00 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Art’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. It May have been only a couple of weeks twice a year, but we looked forward to, and enjoyed every visit. We will miss him terribly.
    God knows the pain he endured these past years, and yet he was always in good humour, telling and enjoying a good story. I will miss being his Paper Boy while in Florida, and I will always remember “my southern accent”.
    Dottie, you were always so good to him, and in return, he was so appreciative. Your relationship truly exemplified the adage: Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they last when we love the ones we marry.
    We loved Art, and we love you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jim, Eunice and Maureen
    Ottawa, Canada

  3. Martha Swafford
    May 31, 2011 12:00 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Mr Spain was a great man and a wonderful friend to my Father for 53 years Charles Evans My Dad has the greatest things to say about Art with the Heart. He will surely be missed. I know he was a wonderful husband and a even better Father and Grandfather. May your family find comfort and peace in all the great memories.

  4. Charles Mullins
    May 31, 2011 12:00 am

    To Dennis,

    Dennis I read where your Father had passed away. I was so sorry to read the news. If you do not remember, I was once the manager at C&S Family Credit years ago. I would like to express my heart felt sympathy to you and all the family.

    May God Bless,
    Charles Mullins