OBITUARY

Keith Arnold

December 6, 1961February 18, 2012

Keith Arnold was born December 6, 1961 in Presque Isle, Maine, the first son of Charles and Olympthy Arnold of Jackson went to be with God on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Allegiance Hospital at the age of fifty. At an early age, Keith was an avid sports player, excelling in baseball while living in Clinton Sherman, Oklahoma, Maconaquah Middle School in Indiana and playing for the Northwest team in Jackson. Keith was proud to be a Boy Scout while living in Indiana and in Michigan where his mother Olympthy and Wanda Holmes were his den mothers. A 1980 Graduate of Northwest High School, Keith was Class President. Very active in sports, he was on the Football, Baseball, Wrestling and Track teams. As a member of the Northwest Track team, Keith set the record for the 300 Meter Low Hurdles. This record stood for eight years. Keith also attended Jackson Community College where he enrolled in the Business Law field. Keith was employed at Meijer Thrifty Acres of Jackson for fifteen years; Lynn Industries of Leslie for eleven years and at present, Brembo of North America. Keith loved hunting and fishing with his Dad and brother at a young age. His hobbies include collecting DC comics and figurines and various swords.

Keith leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Teresa of twelve years, married on December 28, 1999; daughters, Samantha (Josh) Bowman of Sunny Isle, Florida; Chantelarese and Alexandra; sister, Marian; brother, Kenneth (Katherine); nephew, Jerome; nieces, Tiffani, Rhonda (Andre), Ranesha, Shelia, Destiny, Sharla, Kaylee and Pamela Nicole; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.

A devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, Keith loved spending time with his family and many friends. He touched many lives and was loved by the people he came in contact with and his family will always be grateful. Funeral services will be held at Lily Missionary Baptist Church Saturday February 25, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. with Pastor James Hines officiating. Burial Woodland Cemetery. Viewing Friday 4-8 P.M. at the church. We love you Keith and you will be greatly missed. God loved him best and welcomed him home.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 24, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, February 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 25, 2012
REMEMBERING

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Manda Lenamond

February 17, 2013

Its hard to believe it's almost been a year since you went to heaven and got your wing's. you truly were a big brother to me and I believe that you always will be I miss having our talks and I only wish that I could introduced to you to my daughter Reagan... I believe that you will always be looking down on me and I will never ever forget you I love you and miss you.

ronda yoxheimer

March 25, 2012

I am so sorry, I just found out about Keiths death. Keith was in my ex husband and my wedding and we worked with him for many years at meijer. Pat didnt know about his death either. My prayers are with your familys.

Linda Roberts

March 25, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Keith's passing, I had known him for years and worked with him at one point. He was just the nicest guy and he will be missed, my thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.

Terry Trapp

March 24, 2012

Dear Arnold Family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Although I hadn't seen Keith for many years, the impression he left on me will last all my life. I remember years ago during a conversation at Meijer he shared with me that his deepest desire was to marry and have a family. And even though I never met his wife and children, my heart is joyful that his dream came true. Keith was truly the kindest of souls and a Godly man. I know that his legacy of loving and caring about his fellow man will live on through his family.
God Bless You All,
Terry Trapp

Karla Wing

March 17, 2012

I remember Keith as always having a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he met while we were at Northwest High School. He also had a twinkle of innocent mischief in his eyes. What a wonderful man he became. The Lord is honored to have Keith at His side. My prayers are with his family and many friends. My Christ continue to bless each of you with your many fond memories of Keith.

Michele Manke

March 12, 2012

I had no idea until Olivia said something to me this weekend. I am in shock! I am so sorry! God Bless your family.

Barb Nelson

March 5, 2012

The Lord gained a ray of sunshine when he decided to have keith. may he always be an angel on your shoulder. He would tease (an oreo cookie) at work. God give you strength. BLESS YOU.

mike stone

March 1, 2012

Sorry to hear about Keith passing.Was a friend of his from meijers.Went to cedar point one year with my friend and him,he locked his keys in his truck soon after we got there.We laughed often when we would talk.He truly was a good friend.

SuzAnne Halle

February 29, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Keiths passing. He was a great friend back at Northwest High. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this tragic time. God must have needed an angel.

February 29, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Keith and I were very close friends back in school. Keith was someone I could always trust, and he would help anyone that needed it. He was a great friend and will be missed. All my prayers go out to the family

Darin Smith (Brooklyn MI.)