Arvil Elbert “Butch” Smallwood, Jr., 71, passed away on March 31, 2021. The son of Arvil Elbert Smallwood, Sr and Nettie Bernice (Gray) Stanley, Butch was born on September 18, 1949 in Dallas, Texas.
Butch was a proud member of the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a Vietnam Veteran, who served in 2 tours and received many medals for his service.
Butch owned and operated AES Truck and Trailer Repair from 1994-2001. He worked for several other companies also including, Beck Tire Service in Arlington, TX, mechanic at WTS Enterprises, and machinist at LTV Vaught Aircraft. Butch was a person of many talents. He also served as a volunteer firefighter at Little Axe Fire Department from 1994-2007.
In his spare time, Butch enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, as well as, working in his garage on woodworking projects. Butch was a member of First Baptist Church of Little Axe. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially taking them fishing.
Butch is survived by his wife of 40 years, Vicki Smallwood; son, Johnny R. Johnson; daughter, Alisha M. Wheat and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Chenoa Wheat and fiancé Logan West, Zachary Wheat, Jordan Plank and husband Andrew, and Dylan Johnson; brother, Glenn Smallwood and wife Diane; sister, Patricia Hall; sister-in-law, Lynda Thompson and husband Tommy; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Arvil E. Smallwood, Sr; mother, Bernice Stanley; daughter, Tonya Smallwood; and sister, Mary King.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 5:00 8:00 PM at the John Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway, Moore, OK.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Brown Cemetery, in Pink (Tecumseh), OK. Arrangements are being made through the John Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK.