John W. Arnold, age 91, of Millersburg, Ohio passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Holmes County Home following a short illness.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church with Rev. Christopher Stewart officiating. Included will be a masonic service at the church. Burial will take place at Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hopewell Endowment Fund or to LifeCare Hospice.
John was born December 13, 1928 in Millersburg, Ohio and was the son of Irvin and Orpha (Geib) Arnold. On June 5, 1949 he married Carolyn Wagner and she preceded him in death on July 31, 2006.
John worked 23 years for Columbia Gas. He built pole barns and also built the family home on State Route 754. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church where he was a past trustee. John was a 32nd degree Master Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a member of the Garfield Masonic Lodge of Shreve as well as the Spartan Lodge #126, he was a Shriner, a member of the OES, and was a past patron and member of Ohio Winnebago "Winnies". John enjoyed camping. His favorite pastime was fishing. He was also an avid card player and he loved playing euchre.
Surviving our three daughters, Sheila Ellis of Lakeville, Sharon (Richard) Varnes of Shreve and Sandra (Arthur L. Sr.) Snyder of Lakeville; four grandchildren, Jennifer, John and Jeremy Varnes and Steve Goans; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Bertha Ann Franks; and a son-in-law, Robert Ellis.
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