J.C. Cartwright, 86, of Fort Smith passed from this life May 10, 2018, in Fort Smith. He was born Aug. 11, 1931, in Fayetteville to the late Henry and Bertha Terry Cartwright. J.C. is a graduate of Pocola High School and a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from ABF as a local route driver and was a member of Massard Missionary Baptist Church. J.C. was active at the Masonic Lodge in Spiro and the Amrita Grotto, as well as coaching at the Boys Club and any function held by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

J.C. is survived his wife of 65 years, Barbara Abbott Cartwright; his son, Mike Cartwright and his wife, Susie of Fort Smith; as well as numerous other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Brian Cartwright.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. today at Edwards Funeral Home. Service is under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Massard Missionary Church, 7901 Massard Road, Fort Smith, AR 72916.

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