Times West Virginian
Clarence J. Arnett, 90, of Mannington, passed away Saturday (March 23, 2013) at his daughter’s residence, Sue and Craig Raber of Mannington.
He was born Dec. 10, 1922 at Piney, a son of the late Clarence V. Arnett and Lillian Grossenbacher Arnett.
He is survived by a son, Robert “Bob” Arnett and wife Judy of Clemmons, N.C.; Karen Sue Raber and Craig Raber of Mannington; and Patricia Moser and Jim of Pinnacle, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Brenda Raber Gooch Mann and Robert of Mannington, Debbie Heffernan and Pat of Lexington, N.C., Kathy Raber of Oklahoma City, Larry John Willard of Santa Fe, N.M., Lisa Rollings and Brad of Indianapolis, and Angela Ranae Miller and fiance Garry of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; one step-grandchild, Shek Tomlinson of Florida; great-grandchildren, Brandon Gooch and Melanie, Ashley Gooch, Chelsea Heffernan, Megan Crib, Ryan Heffernan, Kayla Heffernan, Caroline Miller, Lilly Rollings and Parker Rollings; three great-grandsons, Mason Hearn, Hunter and Kase; one brother, Fred and Arlene Arnett of Newport, Ohio; two sisters, Chester and Lorene “Sis” Yeater of New Cumberland, Garnet Van Dyne of North Canton, Ohio, and also fiancee Madeline Mullenax of Farmington; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Christina Parks Arnett, who died Dec. 27, 2005 after 64 years of marriage; and one sister, Mary Rush, and two brothers, Don Arnett and Harley Arnett, who died in infancy.
Mr. Arnett retired from Carnegie Gas Co., having been a driller. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of Oakhurst Church of Christ and had served as an elder there as well as at Mannington Church of Christ.
He loved to fish, hunt, camp and travel. His favorite TV shows were “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Gunsmoke.” He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement. He had special “granddogs,” Chance and Romney, and Beau the cat.
He was the most beloved and devoted father and grandfather and was so dearly loved by his entire family, and he will be greatly missed.
Friends may call at Masters Funeral Home in Mannington from 2-9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Evangelist Randy Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery. The U.S. Navy and Marion County Military Veterans Council Honor Guard will conduct full military rites at the graveside.