Thursday, August 5, 2010

Carl W. Arnett, Jr. (August 2, 2010)

Carl W. Arnett, Jr., 84, of Greenville and formerly from New Madison passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Community. Carl was born in Darke County on April 26, 1926 to the late Carl W., Sr. and Treva (Studebaker) Arnett.

Carl was a sausage maker during most of his life for the Deckers Packing Co. He was very involved in many local sports such as softball, volleyball and soccer. Carl also loved music and was a big fan of gospel, country and bluegrass music. Carl served his country honorably in WWII with the United States Army while serving in the Rhineland Campaign. His decoration is the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal. Carl was a member of the VFW and American Legion both of New Madison, as well as the DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

In addition to his parents, Carl is preceded in death by his wife, Annie (Brown) Arnett and two brothers, Leonard Arnett and Doran Arnett.

Carl is survived by a daughter, Roseann Bocengra of Wythesville, VA; two grandchildren, Michelle (James) Thobe of Gettysburg and Craig (Teresa) Shaneyfelt of Dublin, VA; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy Thobe and Sabrina Shaneyfelt; and a sister, Maxine (Robert) Fitzgerald of Greenville.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Eric Fee being asked to officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Hospice on behalf of Carl Arnett, Jr.

Condolences can be sent to the family at Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.