OBITUARY

Victor Edward Arning

Born February 19, 1926

Arning, Victor E. age 87 of Knoxville passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Tennova Residential Hospice. Mr. Arning was a 1944 graduate of Knoxville High School, where he lettered in 3 years of football, played on the 1943 TN State Championship Team. He also lettered in 2 years of basketball. Victor then joined the United States Air Force Aviation Cadet Program 1944-1945 and served in the Army Reserve 1956-1958 reaching the rank of Captain. He entered the University of Tennessee in 1946 and the University Of Tennessee School Of Law 1946-1949. Victor entered into the insurance business in 1950 and opened Arning Insurance Agency in 1960-Present, where through his career he served with many accomplishments, both in the world of business as well as the community: President of the West Knox Optimist Club, 1958 United Fund Budget Committee, 1956 Honor Member of Knox Chamber of Commerce, 1956 Coached Bearden Little League Team, 1956 Bearden High Athletic Council, 1956 Director of Bearden Little League, 1958 Bearden Babe Ruth League, 1955 President of West Knoxville Optimist Club, 1958,59 Budget Committee of Knoxville United Fund, 1963 Board of Directors of Insurers of Tennessee, 1965 Local Affairs Committee Knox Chamber of Commerce, 1958-59 President of Insurers of Knoxville, 1964-68 Knoxville City School Board, 1965 Boy Scout Council, 1966 Board of Directors Tuberculosis Association, 1970 Board of Directors Sunshine Shelter, Member of Knoxville Civitan Club 1960- Present and Board of Directors 1965-75. Preceded in death by his first wife Katherine (Kat) McBath Arning, parents Victor E. Arning Sr. and Margaret Smith Arning Thompson. Survived by his loving wife Dorothy Mauk Arning, son James Nicholas “Nic” Arning, daughter Margaret Arning Pfeifer and son-in-law Thomas S Pfeifer, grandchildren Thomas S. Pfeifer, Jr. and wife Pamela, all of Knoxville, Andrew Todd Pfeifer and wife Callie of Nashville, Katherine Astley Griffin and husband Mark of Memphis, Caroline Anne Jacobus and husband Brian of Maryville, J. Nicholas “Nic” Arning and wife Penney, David Russell Arning and wife Meg and Mary Katherine Arning, 11 great-grandchildren, step-sons Rob Payne and wife Lisa of Knoxville, step-daughter Randy Jean Poole and husband David. Great Grandchildren Lindsey, Davis (Ick), Lucy, and Macy Pfeifer, Griff, Caroline Grace, and Clare Griffin, Julia and Kate Jacobus, Matthew and Russell Arning. One niece Kathryn Evans. Family and friends will meet Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:45pm in the Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 3pm interment service with Dr. David Crutchley officiating.

Services

  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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James McSpadden

September 9, 2013

Just saw this and really sorry to hear about Mr. Arning. He was a great man and I am blessed to have known him and his family.

April 2, 2013

Ken and Peggy Barton (Penny Arning's parents) would like to add our condolences to the Arning family at the passing of Mr. Arning.

Nick McCall

March 29, 2013

Please accept the McCalls' most profound condolences to each of you all on your loss, and our prayers and blessings to you all.

Sam and Mary Anne Beall

March 27, 2013

Vic was a lot-of-fun friend for many years and we are saddened by his death.

Ted and Vicki Cromwell

March 26, 2013

Dot, at this sad time, we remember Vic and you when we were new neighbors for your friendliness and kindness which continues to this day. We have fond memories of watching the two of you gardening. We will miss him too. Sending heartfelt condolences for your loss.

FRANK RAGSDALE

March 26, 2013

NIC AND MARGARET,
SO SORRY TO READ ABOUT YOUR DAD. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM AS ONE OF THE "OTHER DADS" I HAD GROWING UP IN WESTWOOD. I REMEMBER HIS BEEKEEPING AND ODDLY ENOUGH, WHEN NIC CUT INTO HIS WORKBENCH WITH A JIG SAW. (HOW IN THE WORLD CAN I REMEMBER THAT?!) HE WAS JUST SUCH A GOOD GUY
AND SOMEONE I REALLY LOOKED UP TO. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. JUST A COUPLE OF WESTWOOD OLD TIMERS LEFT IF YOU DON'T COUNT OUR GENERATION.

Hank and Pat Rogers

March 26, 2013

Vic and Dot are our neighbors. We are very saddened by losing Vic. He was a gentleman of the highest order. Vic was one of a very few men who had a commanding yet calming presence. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dot and the families. The world will never have enough men like Vic.

March 25, 2013

Vick Arning was such a good neighbor. My husband, Randy and I loved him. He knew how much I loved gardening, and he shared flowers with me and bought me a small shovel. He is also responsible for Randy and me knowing about a lake lot for sale in our neighborhood and telling us about it. We were able to buy the lake lot all because he told us about it in time. He would kid us and say the lake lot has sink holes on it because he didn't want us to move. Vic was really good to us. I missed him so much when he moved and will surely miss him all the more now. Take care and know that we are thinking of the family. Love, Randy and Jaye Wolfe, 12213 Warrior Trail, Knoxville, TN 37922

Jennifer Stanifer

March 25, 2013

Sorry for your loss, Nic. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Patte Carbaugh

March 25, 2013

David and Meg,
I am sorry to learn of the loss of your grandfather. your family is in my prayers.