William C. Arvin, Sr.

December 7, 1927August 4, 2011

William C. Arvin Sr., 83, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011 at his home. He was born December 7, 1927 in Evansville, IN.

He worked for 31 years with the Railroads, C&EI, then L&N, and CSX and was a member of VFW. He enjoyed collecting coins as a hobby.

William was preceded in death by daughter, Janet Arvin; and son, Roger Arvin.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruby (Miller) Arvin; daughters, Brenda Franks, Debbie Arvin; sons, William Arvin Jr. (Mary Kay); daughter, Sandy Jones Curtis (Jim); 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gerry Birkla (Bill).

Services will be 11:00 AM Monday, August 8, 2011 at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Gene Backes, with burial at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit 2:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Alexander West Chapel.

The family would like to extend deep appreciation to the Nurses with Deaconess Hospice.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Deaconess Hospice Care Center, 600 Mary St, Evansville, IN 47747.


  • Funeral Service Monday, August 8, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, August 7, 2011

William C. Arvin, Sr.

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Karen Dean

August 20, 2011

I am keeping you all in my prayers I know what a difficult time you are going through, may God bless you and keep you in his loving embrace.

Mark Short

August 8, 2011

Dear Debbie and Family,
I'm sorry for your loss. God bless you.
Your friends at Treasures

Dianne Wintner

August 8, 2011

Sandy - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Be comforted to know that he is still with you in your heart.

marcy isler

August 7, 2011

grandma, mom,debbie,sandy,buddy
im very sorry for the lose of grandpa and my prayers are with all of you.god will be with you throu your pain and sorrows, and just remember that he will always be here in your heart.
god bless you all: marcy gayle

Marian Porter

August 7, 2011

Debbie, It has been many years, but I haven't forgotten my grade school classmates from St. Ben' and your family are in my prayers...Marian Porter...Class of 1968 St Ben's

Marie (Brown) Rigdon

August 7, 2011

Bill and Family I am so sorry for the passing of your dad. May the Lord be with you in this time of sorrow and always.

Joseph Jones

August 7, 2011

Love you papaw. Iam going to miss you so much.

Marsha Scott

August 7, 2011

Dear Aunt Ruby,
Buddy,Debbie,Sandy&Brenda my deepest condolences for the passing of your husband & dad. I wish I was not so far away right now. But, I know God will be with you all in this time of your needs.He is always with us.
Your cousin & neice

Neil Bergman

August 6, 2011

My condolences Bill, to you and your family.

Kim Pike

August 6, 2011

Debbie and family may God's abundant blessings of His strength, peace, love & wisdom be with each of you each & every day in every way. We thank God for all the years you got to have your dad here on earth. So very sorry for the sadness & grief you are now going through. We love you Debbie and we are praying for you and family. Love Kim & Steve Pike