Ray Arnold, 84

Published 10:12 pm Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ray Arnold, 84, of Bob Johnson Road in Eubank, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at his residence.

Born Tuesday, May 16, 1933, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late J.D. and Georgia Snyder Arnold. His loving wife, whom he married May 9, 1961 is Arvileen Belcher Arnold of Eubank. Ray lived many years in the Forkland Community of Boyle County and graduated from Forkland School. He was of the Church of God faith and was a minister, of many local churches, in the area for more than 45 years. He also previously owned 27 Flea Market in Waynesburg.

In addition to his wife, Ray leaves behind three sons, Stephen Arnold (Beverly) and Mark Arnold both of Jacksonville, Florida, and Perry Arnold (Cindy) of Moreland; one daughter, Kathy Wilson (Stuart) of Danville; two step-sons, Ricky Cox (Liz) of Montana and Tony Cox (Diane) of Danville; one adopted son, Eugene Arnold of Eubank; two step-daughters, Carolyn Brainard (Bob) of Danville and Cathy Conder of Eubank; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Ann Kellington of Ashville, North Carolina; and one step-sister, Helen Lynch of Michigan.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters.

Honoring Ray’s wishes, cremation rites have been carried out.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Private burial will take place in Parksville Cemetery in Boyle County.

Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home, Waynesburg, is entrusted with Ray’s arrangements. Guest Book at www.friendfuneralhomes.com.