Friday, April 28, 2023
12:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)
Friday, April 28, 2023
2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)
Cheryl Hobgood Arnold, 69, of Owensboro passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. The Madisonville native was born August 8, 1953, as the youngest of seven children to the late Cloral and Elsie Bryan Hobgood. Cheryl graduated from Owensboro Senior High School (class of 1971) and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College then received her degree in Computer Science from Brescia University. She was employed at Bellsouth/AT&T for 47 years where she advanced to Senior Technical Network Advisor and retired in January 2020. Cheryl was a devout Christian whose faith impacted her family and all who knew her. She was very adventurous and found much joy in yoga, running, kayaking, and hiking, even as recently as two weeks ago when she and her family joined her as they hiked in Zion National Park. Cheryl was also an avid reader, a gifted decorator, and loved gardening, but family was her heart’s passion. She never missed a ballgame, loved family vacations, and cooking for Sunday dinners and will always be remembered for her famous Christmas cookies.
In addition to her parents, Cheryl also was preceded in death by her brother, Buddy J. Hobgood and her nephew, Todd Reddick.
Those left to cherish her memory include her devoted husband and soul mate of 50 years, Billy Arnold; daughter, Heather Hampton; son, Neil Arnold (Brooke) all of Owensboro; five grandchildren who affectionately called her “Mimi”, Evan Matthew Hampton, Elijah Keith Hampton, Palmer Baird Hampton, Tate Joshua Arnold, and Saylor Nash Arnold; siblings, Rev. Glen Hobgood (Doris), Jerry Hobgood (Sherry) both of Madisonville, Diane Reddick of Hopkinsville, Mona Payne (Bernard) of Owensboro, Rick Hobgood (Julie) both of Owensboro; several nieces and nephews with whom she had a special bond, Brad, Chris, Chad, Zach, Callie, Taylor, Caitlin, Kaitlyn, and Scarlett, and numerous others nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Tonja Hall (Billy) and Vicki Blair (Larry); and last but not least, her special Lhasapso canine friend, Piper.
A Celebration of her life will be at 2:00 pm Friday at Owensboro Christian Church with visitation from noon until the time of service at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Borrowed Hearts, PO Box 23055
Owensboro, Ky 42304.
Condolences and memories for Cheryl’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com.