Clyde Earl Arnold, 74, son of Omer and Nellie Crossland Arnold, was born Dec. 23, 1929, at Whorton, near the Waynesville area. He died March 6, 2004, at his home at Cabool. He graduated from Mountain Grove in 1949, working part time at the Mountain Grove quarries as a truck driver until he went into the U.S. Army Jan. 17, 1952. He served a year and nine months, spending some of that time in the Korean War. In May 1953, he was promoted to sergeant. After his active duty, he went into the reserves Oct. 16, 1953, to complete eight years service in the Army. He worked for several years at Hutson Oil Co. in Kansas City as a service station attendant. He married Betty Sears. They had four children. Mr. Arnold relocated to the Cabool/Mountain Grove area, where he hauled hay, cut stave bolts and later was a machine operator for several years at the Cabool shoe factory. In August 1968, he married Juanita Hamilton Wilson. They had two children. They relocated to Eldridge north of Lebanon and worked at Sunstran Products at Camdenton until they retired eight years ago. They moved back to Cabool. He received the Lord into his life June 27, 1982, at the Ira Missionary Baptist Church at Eldridge. Mr. Arnold loved to play his guitar and sing, go camping, attend stock car races and spend time with his kids and grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Gwen Sears; three brothers, Wayne, Norman and Warren Arnold; and a great-granddaughter. Surviving are his wife of 38 years of the home; two sons, Earl Arnold of Norfork, Neb., and Chuck Wilson of Mountain Grove; six daughters, Laurie Arnold and Becky Wilson of Cabool, Janet Brown of Lebanon, Sue Howerton of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jo Jo Hill of Kansas City; 29 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services were March 10 at the Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Durone Strickland officiating. Burial with military rites was in the Cabool Cemetery. “

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