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Tobias Funeral Home - Belmont Chapel

648 Watervliet Ave, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Robert William Arnott Jr.

May 15, 1949November 10, 2019

Robert William Arnott Jr., age 70 of Dayton, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sr. and Evelyn and John Talbot, and his grandparents, Harry and Frieda Arnott. He is survived by his wife Renna (Jeane) Arnott, her daughters, Kortney Taylor and husband Aaron Gibson, and Kelly and husband Brian Simpson, and their children Ella Gibson, Jolene Simpson and Amelia Gibson. Bob leaves a sister, Christina and husband Stan Shroyer, and niece and nephew Kim Dalton and Kent Shroyer and their families. He will also be missed by many lifelong friends he considered family. Bob graduated Fairmont West High School in 1967, spent a couple of years at Ohio University before serving in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and worked at General Motors as a Millwright before retiring in 2008. He was passionate about golf, music, fast cars, loud motorcycles, spicy food and challenging crossword puzzles. He loved animals, domesticating even the most feral of cats and delegating the task of insect removal to his wife. Above all, Bob loved a good laugh and the world is a less colorful place without him. Please join his family in a celebration of his life on Saturday, November 16, from 2-4 PM at the Tobias Funeral Home Belmont Chapel, 648 Watervliet Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, your local animal rescue or your favorite charity in Bob’s memory. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Renna "Jeane" Arnott, Wife

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, November 16, 2019

Memories

Robert William Arnott Jr.

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Kent Shroyer

November 16, 2019

Growing up, when Christmas was around the corner, I couldn't wait for my uncle Bobby to show up at the house. We always had such a good time.

As we got older, life stepped in and as things go, you get busy, visits got fewer and I had always missed the time with Bob at Christmas.

More years went by and we just lost touch. We did talk on the phone from time to time, but not enough.

I'm 55 now, but Bob will always be uncle Bobby to me. You'll be missed.

Love, your nephew,

Kent

Bill Peters

November 16, 2019

Bob was one of a kind....they called him hippie when I met him around 1977...always enjoyed having a beer and a good conversation with him....always had a interesting outlook about life...I don't think he ever cared what time it was....he lived his life his way ...I always admired him for that...rip my friend

Bill Linklater II

November 13, 2019

I have so many memories of good times with Bob - playing guitar, playing golf, drinking a beer or two, and laughing and having fun.
Bob - I love you and I will miss you brother, please RIP

Joanne Runyan

November 13, 2019

Jeane, I am so very sorry for your lose. You've had such a tough year. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Terry Schear

November 12, 2019

RIP Bob we had a lot of good times at Bright Leaf golf resort.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY