George J. Arnold
Roxana | Sunday, October 3 2010
George J. Arnold, 87, passed away at 5:15 am Sunday October 3, 2010 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville, IL.
He was born on August 14, 1923 in Bluffs, Illinois; the son of George & Jesse (Adams) Arnold.
He married Betty (Wilson) Arnold on March 12, 1948 in Roxana and she preceded him in death on July 13, 1997.
He served his country in the Air Force during WWII and then went to work for Olin Corporation as a pipefitter. He was a member of the Wood River Masonic Lodge and was active with the Wood River Ho-Downers (Square Dancers).
He is survived by four children and spouses, Georgia "Kay" Barnett of Wood River, Dennis & Pam Arnold of Carrollton, Keith & Jill Arnold of Bethalto and Rhonda & Ron Miller of Bethalto; six grandchildren and spouses, Teri & Dave Shook of East Alton, Steve & Kelley Sherwood of Castle Rock, CO, Stephanie & Jerry Geisler of Dorchester, Jacob & Lori Miller of Bethalto, Morgan Arnold of Bethalto, and Mandy Lou Arnold of Bethalto; nine great grandchildren, Travis, David and Dallas Shook, Cami and Cylar Sherwood, Shelbee Geisler, Karli, Gracie, and Griffin Miller and special friend Maxine Curtis of Bethalto.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, John & Richard Arnold of Bluffs, IL.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday October 6, 2010 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto where funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday with Pastor Roy Gibbs officiating.
Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Boy and Girls Club of Bethalto.
Online Condolences and guest book may be found a www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home