Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Steven "Big Red" Leon Arnett (June 26, 2020)

Steven "Big Red" Leon Arnett, 64, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at his home on Friday, June 26, 2020.

He was born on January 7, 1956, in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Doran and Margaret (Black) Arnett.

In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his sister, Reta Whalen.

Steve was born and raised in Greenville. In high school, he played baseball and football and was his team went undefeated for two years. Steve's love and enjoyment of sports continued throughout his life. He also had a great love of the outdoors and nature. He enjoyed fishing and camping. Following high school, Steve took a job for the City of Greenville Street Department, filling the position his father had made when he retired. Steve eventually had to retire much earlier than he would have like due to ongoing medical problems. Steve, also known as Big Red, was well liked and will be sorely missed.

Steven is survived by his children, Jennifer Freeman of Greenville; Dusty Smith of Greenville, Jamie Arnett of Greenville, and Steven Arnett of New York, New York; and his granddaughters, Makayla Freeman of Greenville, Ashley Freeman of Toledo, Ohio, and Kaden Smith of Greenville.

Private graveside services, at Brock cemetery, will be held at the convenience of the family.

Steve's family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with the arrangements.

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