Kevin Arnold passes Thursday, January 19, 2017
January 20th, 2017Tweet
We are deeply saddened at the passing of long time Congress ring steward, Kevin Arnold. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.
Kevin Francis Arnold, 68, of Lancaster, Ohio, died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home. He was born on April 1, 1948 in Marietta, Ohio, to James J. and Mary Maglena McCarty Arnold. Kevin was a 1966 graduate of Warren High School and then enlisted in the Navy, serving our country during Vietnam for four years. He had worked at Ohio Power and Central Ohio Coal Company for many years as a mechanic, and retired as a heavy equipment operator. Kevin was a lifetime member of the American Legion and 40 & 8. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, woodworking, was an avid Buckeye fan, and was a 4-H horse show judge and ring steward for The All American Quarter Horse Congress for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Dixie Lynn McLaughlin Arnold, whom he married on April 3, 1971; daughter, Heather Arnold Ritchie (Neil) of Lewisville, Ohio; father of Marietta; three brothers, James G. Arnold (Carolyn) of Marietta, Fletcher Arnold (Anita) of Kenna, WV, and Ferris Arnold (Susan) of Marietta; sister, Seri McGraw of Vincent; mother-in-law, Wanda Littler of Waterford; many nieces and nephews; and close friends, Kenny and Denise Tobin of Thornville, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his mother; father-in-law, Donald McLaughlin; and step father-in-law, James Littler.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Churchtown. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Kevin Arnold 4-H Endowment Fund, c/o WesBanco, 200 Second Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750. View arrangements here.