He was born May 12, 1934 in Allen County, Indiana a son of Nelson H. and Sarah Pauline (Bowlby) Arnold. His formative years were spent in the Churubusco area. He graduated from Huntertown High School.
He engaged in general farming and was employed at Viking in Columbia City for many years and H & H Equipment in Huntertown for 22 years, retiring in 1999.
Surviving relatives include his companion, Nellene K. Miller and a sister, Marilyn (Brian) Parish, both of Churubusco.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will be in Sparta Cemetery, Kimmell. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Kidney Fund.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.