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Willard Russell Arnold

August 19, 1945 January 9, 2023
Willard Russell Arnold
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W. Russell Arnold, 77, of Farmville, Va. passed on January 09, 2023.

He is the son of the late Alma and Fred Arnold of Paxton, Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Sharon Arnold, two daughters Rhonda Rutledge (Mike) and Amy Shantz (James), three grandchildren Brittnee Shantz, Caitlyn Farley (James), and Ryan Arnold (Shalyn), four step- grandchildren Samantha Rutledge, Katelyn Deschler (Trevor), Ethan Rutledge (Crystal) and John Rutledge, as well as 13 great-grandchildren.

He contributed to the expansion of transportation in Illinois by working with others to build and pave interstates in the Midwest prior to moving to Virginia. He owned his own sandblasting business and worked construction as well. Once in Farmville, he worked for Booth and Co, continuing his longstanding history of working with his hands. He was known by all who knew him as a man of planning and action; a man who knew how to do many things and how to do them well; and a man who’d do all he could to help his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM at Puckett Funeral Home. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.

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4:00 PM 1/21/2023 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/21/2023 6:00:00 PM
Puckett Funeral Home

115 Covington Court
Farmville, VA 23901

Puckett Funeral Home
115 Covington Court Farmville 23901 VA
United States

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