Arnold Ernest McFarland, 96, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.
He was born on February 25, 1924, in Dublin, Indiana, to the late James and Emma (Sweet) McFarland.
In addition to his parents, Arnold was preceded in death by his wife, Annie (Hancock) McFarland, whom he married June 8, 1947; four brothers; and one sister.
Arnold served his country honorably in the United States Army, serving in the European Theater during WWII as a 1st Lieutenant in the 80th infantry division. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons for more than 50 years, the AASR Valley of Dayton, and the American Legion. He retired in April 1985 from Con-Rail after a 40-year career in the railroad industry.
Arnold is survived by his four sons, Larry, Rodney, Dale and Bruce McFarland; and his granddaughter, Megan McFarland.
Private burial, with military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, will be held at the convenience of his family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 143, P.O. Box 44, Greenville, Ohio 45331.
Arnold’s family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with his final arrangements.
Online condolences may be left for Arnold’s family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.