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Turner Funeral Home and Florida Hills Memorial Gardens

14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL

OBITUARY

Arthur Alonzo Haywood

April 23, 1943August 9, 2019

Arthur A. Haywood, of Weeki Wachee, Florida passed away on August 9, 2019. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 23, 1943 to Alonzo and Nellie Haywood. The family, including his twin sister Arline, moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan when the children were 4 years of age. After graduating from Central High School in Kalamazoo, Arthur joined the United States Air Force where he was trained and served as an Air Force Mechanic. After serving 8 years in the service at places such as Okinawa, Japan and Hahn, Germany, he pursued his educational goals, receiving a BA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance at Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He worked for the National Bank of Detroit for several years before moving and starting a new job in 1980 with Western Electric in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. It was there he met his future wife, Gina G. Davis of Niles, Michigan. They married on May 28, 1983 and immediately moved to New Jersey for their respective jobs. With continual promotions and transfers, they moved to Dover, Pennsylvania then Laytonsville, Maryland. They retired and moved to GlenLakes in 2004, where Arthur enjoyed golfing, bowling, Tai Chi, and karaoke. Arthur is survived by Gina, his loving wife of 36 years, as well as his twin sister Arline Hankinson and mother Nellie Haywood, both of Spring Hill, Florida. His father preceded him in death in 1998. He is also survived by sister-in-law Terry Nicholson of Inglewood, California, Belinda Wooden, Valray (Reginald) Croom, and Tracy Davis, all of Niles, Michigan, Goddaughter Dr. Lauren Wells, Godson Dr. Charles Wells IV, 2 nieces, 5 nephews and a host of friends and other family both near and afar. A Celebration of Arthur’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on August 23rd, 2019 at GlenLakes Country Club in Weeki Wachee, Florida. Turner Funeral Home in Spring Hill, Florida has been entrusted with the final arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Boulevard, Hudson, Florida 34667 or at www.chaptershealth.org.

II Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

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Jim and Lorrie Baird

August 17, 2019

We always enjoyed Arthur's beautiful singing voice at karaoke. His songs were so romantic and we loved dancing to them. He could have been a professional singer. He was also a very good bowler. He will be greatly missed at Glen Lakes.

Tom Crusey

August 17, 2019

I wish I could hear you and Nat King Cole singing duets. RIP

Vikki Flint

August 15, 2019

I remember when I came to Arthur and Gina's home to visit and that visit lasted about a month! I was very concerned that I had over stayed my welcome but Gina assured me I was fine and not to worry. The next day Artur came to me and told me that he was very happy that I was there and that I had no reason to be concerned. He said that he was very happy that Gina had someone else to spend her days with besides him and assured me that I would always be welcome. When the time came and I was ready to leave Arthur carried my luggage to my car and I hugged him so tight that I startled him and he laughed. I thanked him for his big heart and understanding. What a great man my great man my very good fried had found to spend many of her years with. Our memories will last forever.
I love you both very much!

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FROM THE FAMILY