Boyd Dale “Arkie” Cline, age 78, of Belleville, Arkansas passed away Thursday, December 6 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born November 16, 1934 in Belleville, to the late John Harrison Eugene Cline and Laura Helen York Cline.
In 1954, he met the love of his life, Alta Mae, and after a short month-long courtship, they married. In 1956, they came to San Manuel with their daughter, where he went to work for Magma Copper Company. He was employed there from July 5, 1956 through July 1, 1986.
During the time they lived in San Manuel, he and Alta had two boys. He enjoyed many hours with the kids. He also enjoyed visiting and talking with friends. He never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. Some of those friends remember hot-rodding and burning rubber at what is now known as the San Manuel Airport.
After 30 years at Magma, he retired and moved to Belleville, AR where he enjoyed working on his property. Always the people person, he found retirement too quiet so he worked several more years at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He and Alta were also members of the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Danville.
Boyd is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Damon Lynn Graves; brother, Jimmy Jack Cline and sister, Eula Mae Fowler.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alta Mae Cline; three children: daughter, Kathy Wyatt of Belleville, AR; son, Dale (Deborah) Cline of San Manuel; son, John Cline and his fiance Johnna Marie Price of Russelville, AR; granddaughter, Krystal Cline of San Manuel; two brothers, Bobby Gene(Doris Jeans Adams) Cline of Dardanelle, AR and John Hugh (Shirley Mae) Cline of Russelville, AR; two sisters, Catherine (Edward) Schmitz of San Manuel and Anna Jeanette (James Earnest) Black of Danville, AR, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held at 2 pm, Monday, December 10 at the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Danville, AR. Services officiated by Rev. Kenny Vosburg. Burial was at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville, AR. Visitation was held from 2 pm – 4 pm, Sunday, December 9 at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville, AR.
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