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Franklin D. Arnold

March 24, 1941 — May 9, 2021

Franklin D. Arnold, 80, of Owensboro, passed away May 9, 2021 in transitional care at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Frank was born March 24, 1941 in Nashville, TN and was a 1960 graduate of Cohn High School. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Tech University. Frank retired from Century Aluminum as their Chief Process Industrial Engineer. He was a long-time member of the American Metallurgical Society. Frank loved birds and was an outdoorsman. He was meticulous with his yard and always wanted it to be immaculate. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin and Aveline Totty Arnold; son, Gregory F. Arnold; brothers, Eugene F Arnold and Willie Ray Arnold and a sister, Mildred Wilkison.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Arnold; children, Timothy D. (Deborah) Arnold, Dennis L. Arnold, Christie A. Arnold; stepchildren, Terry W. Shelton and Anthony G. (Dessie) Shelton; a granddaughter he and Jo Ann raised, Lisa Marie Shelton, twenty-one years old; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; brother, Larry T. (Linda) Arnold; special nieces who were like his sisters, Barbara Jean Harmon and Deborah Huggins and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service with limited attendance will take place at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation for Mr. Arnold will be 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

The number of those attending the visitation or service for Mr. Arnold shall be within current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks and enter the doors near the flagpole on the Breckenridge Street side of the building.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Southside Church of Christ.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

11:00am - 1:30pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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