Robert Franklin Arnold
BOONVILLE - Deacon Robert Franklin (Bob) Arnold entered Eternity on February 24, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 1, 2014 at 11 am at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia, MO. The visitation will be held from 10-11 am at the church.
Born February 14, 1938 to William Franklin and Margaret Virginia Hayes Arnold in Forest Green, Missouri, Robert was the third of 5 children.
Robert married Jennifer Mae Mutrux on September 10, 1968. Together, they lived 45 plus years of love and commitment to one another and to God. By his side, she remains.
Deacon Arnold was a long-time member of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. He was devoted to the mission of Jesus Christ to serve others.
His children are: Theresa Arnold-Ewing and fiancé, Jim of Minnesota; Robert Tooley and wife, Aylesi of Missouri; Carl Kimmins of Illinois, Catherine Cox and husband Michael of Missouri; and Phillip Arnold and wife, Elizabeth of Georgia. Together, Bob and Jennifer have 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 beloved god-children.
Also celebrating his life are his sister, Betty Ruth Hayes of Marshall, Missouri, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.
Robert Arnold was reunited in death with his parents, one brother, William Gary Arnold, two sisters, Vera Lee Saunders and Della Mary Brown and a host of friends and loved ones.
HT May & Son Funeral Home