ARLIS LOEMarch 25th, 2020 | Paid Obituary
Arlis W. Loe, age 78, died on Sunday, March 15, 2020 after a valiant twenty-eight month battle with cancer. This rare cancer, expected to act swiftly, was tamed and shamed by the great miracle of prayer as countless Christ followers prayed on his behalf. Arlis, a hero to many, was surrounded with the love and support of his family and friends. In 1967, Arlis graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He volunteered for active duty in the U.S. Army following completion of his internship. As a Veteran of the Vietnam War, Arlis served for a one year tour of duty. During that time, Arlis was a Commanding Officer of a medical company in the 101st Airborne Division. He completed his military obligation at Fort Hood, Texas where he served as the Division Surgeon of the 1st Armored Division. Dr. Loe completed additional surgical training and practiced Family Medicine for four years until he decided to pursue a Dermatology Residency. When Arlis, a board certified Dermatologist, retired from practice in Texarkana, Texas, he had practiced medicine for fifty years. Throughout his life, Arlis was faithful to his calling to love and serve God, to love and serve his wife and family, to love and serve his country, and to uphold the Hippocratic Oath in medicine to protect and serve his patients. Dr. Loe was an active member of First Baptist Church in Texarkana, Texas where he played in the orchestra. More recently, he was a member of Second Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. Arlis is best remembered for his joyful countenance, his humble demeanor, his voluminous wisdom, and his love for people. Those who knew him well can picture the heavenly orchestra tuning to the sweet sound of his oboe. Dr. Loe is survived by his wife, Peggy, two children: David and his wife Heather and their three children; and Angela and her husband Matt, and their three children. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Melanie. Burial services will be private. Dr. Loe will be laid to rest at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.