Robert Joseph “Bob” Arnold Sr., age 83, of Metropolis, passed away at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Due to current health and safety directives, a private graveside will be held for Bob in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Metropolis with Pastor Nate Hillebrand officiating.
Bob worked for Missouri Portland Cement for 17 years and retired from the City of Metropolis. He was a member of the Metropolis Lions Club #193 and a 50-year member of the Freemasons.
Bob is survived by his son, Robert “Bobby” Arnold Jr. (Mary K. Williams); four grandchildren, Ashley Britton (Josh), Megan Arnold, Summer Brown (David) and Greg Baggs (Jenifer); eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Darlene Meyers and Shirley Stewart; one brother, James Bell (Jackie); and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Violet (Robinson) Bell; wife of 51 years, Sherry J. (Melton) Arnold; and one brother, Edward Bell.
Memorial contributions may be given in Bob’s name to Shriner’s Hospital for Children Attn: Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Condolences may be left online at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis.
Pallbearers will be Edward Bell, Jason Allred, Mike Stewart, Tony Randolph, David Mizell and Josh Britton.