Arletta Faye (Smith) Vanderpool of Desloge, died peacefully at her residence on December 27, 2022. She was born February 11, 1928, in Desloge, to the late Daisy and Cleveland Smith of Desloge. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Carl Smith, James Smith, Juanita Charboneau, Eloise Cape, Earl Smith and Ethel Brown; a son-in-law, Lloyd Clem; daughter-in-law, Jan Vanderpool and nephew, Carl Brown. Also preceding her in death, was her beloved high school sweetheart and devoted husband of 69 years, Dean Vanderpool.
Arletta is survived by her two sons, Rick Vanderpool, Reg Vanderpool and wife Patty; daughter, Sue Clem; eight grandchildren, Julie, Jennie, Evan, Jessica and husband Windsor, Sarah Jane, Carrie and husband Jason, Jason and wife Eva, Rachel and husband Chris; thirteen great-grandchildren, Jenna, Evan, Amelia, Wyatt, Chloe, Wesley, Ashleigh, Ayla, Willow, Violet, Yasmin, Kynzie, Jeramyah and Emilyah; niece and nephews Bob, Van, Jeff, Donnie and Judy. Arletta’s family and friends, who she called “Sug,” will miss her sweet disposition and warm embraces.
The services will be private under the direction of C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge.
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