Greg Arendt Huie, age 66 of Benton and a man of Christian faith, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 7, 2024. He was born on April 29, 1957 in Little Rock to the late Billy James Huie and Eleanor Josephine Pinkston Huie.
Greg attended Benton Catholic School and public schools in the Benton District, graduating high school in 1976. Following high school, he enrolled at Vo-Tech school in Malvern to study and train in auto mechanics, where he was an excellent student. Greg had a natural and penchant ability to repair any type of engine and mechanical device. This was his true gift. After graduating Vo-Tech in 1979, he was hired at Thomas Auto in Benton as a general automobile mechanic. In 1991, Greg transitioned into the same position at Landers Auto in Benton. There he continued to excel and was one of Steve Landers’ prized employees. At Landers, Greg advanced and was certified as a transmission specialist. He retired in 2018 after serving almost 40 years in auto service.
Greg was a very solid, dependable worker at all projects, whether in his career work or around the house. His strong work ethic was crafted at an early age in yard and housework and picking up pop bottles along the streets and roads of Saline County. He gave his all throughout his life and helped family and friends in the mechanical repairs of their vehicles and other projects. He was truly a beloved son and brother who expected nothing in exchange for his help. His giving extended to the churches that he was part of during his life and two television Christian ministries in the US that he supported in faithful tithes and offerings. We were very blessed by God to have Greg. He will be missed by many, but we look forward with great anticipation in reuniting in the wonderful and beautiful World Tomorrow.
In his earlier years, Greg enjoyed riding bikes and motorcycles with his brother, fishing, and working on cars, especially classic muscle cars. Later in life, he enjoyed watching re-runs of old classics and sit-coms, and Christian programs on television. His favorite activities were riding his Kawasaki motorcycle and driving and working on his beautiful red GMC Sierra GT truck he affectionately named “Big Red”.
He leaves to cherish his memory his brother, Dr. Reeves Huie of Benton; three sisters: Rita Milam of Little Rock, Renee Girou of Dallas, and Marla Sams and husband, Randy of Benton; along with two nephews: Austin Sams and wife, Sylvia, and Crayton Sams; and several aunts and uncles.
A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, January 19 at Elmwood Cemetery in Morrilton, Arkansas. Greg will be laid to rest next to his parents, whom he loved dearly.
May God give eternal rest and peace to our beloved Greg.