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Lawrence D. Arnold

Alton | Tuesday, December 16 2014

Mr. Lawrence D. (aka Larry, aka Cool Boone, aka Larry Love) Arnold was born July 19, 1948 in Alton Illinois.  He was the son of the late Edward W. and Mary F. Gater-Arnold,Sr.  Larry departed this world on December 16,2014.

Larry accepted Christ at an early age.  He was a member of the Greater St. James Baptist Church, Alton, Illinois.

He also attended the Alton Public Schools and graduated from Alton Senior High in 1968.

Larry held employment at the Specialized Services in Alton, Illinois and the Alton Evening Telegraph.

He loved to go to church,  the seasonal high school football and basketball games, watch sports on TV, play the lottery, collect cans, and socialize with all people and he loved to eat.  He frequently could be seen on his walks around the Alton community—he was a walking historian.  Larry had many unique saying, e.g., “I do what I do”; “It’s like having lots of Kool aid, but you don’t know the flavors!”

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by two brothers; Eddie F. (Doc) Arnold Jr. and Jeffrey Arnold.

To his family and friends Cool Boone was a brother, uncle, a true friend and a very, very special child of God.  He will be sincerely missed by all.

In addition to his nephew Reginald L. (Lynne) Arnold of Alton, he is survived by a niece, Robin (Larry) White of Jonesville, SC.;3 great nieces, Sophia, Nikki and Tationna; 2 great nephews, Andrew and Michael; a great, great niece, Ambrielle; a god brother, Kevin Gerhardt of Alton; his sisters-in-law, Teresa D. (Jerome) Arnold-Abner of O’Fallon; and a host of relatives and friends.
Memorial Service Friday January 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Baptist Church
Rev. James Webb will officiate
Cathy M. Williams & Sons Funeral Home in Alton in charge of arrangements


Obit Provided By:
Cathy M Williams & Sons Funeral Home

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