Obituary of Homer Arnette
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February 1, 1927 – January 23, 2023
Mr. Homer Arnette, 95, entered into rest on Monday evening, January 23, 2023.
Born February 1, 1927, in Watauga County, he was the son of Thomas Arnette and Grace Tester Arnette. He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Arnette and Grace Tester Arnette as well as 5 loving sisters, Jessie, Georgia, Myra, Kate, and Susan, and his beautiful wife, Margaret Hendrix Arnette.
Mr. Arnette was also a longtime resident of Boone, NC and was a retired engineer from General Electric. He served his country faithfully in World War II in the Navy. Homer was the devoted husband of 69 years to the late Margaret Arnette, who was the love of his life. He was a longtime member of Greenway Baptist Church in Boone. He loved his Lord, his family, and his friends. He never met a stranger and would greet everyone with a hug. He enjoyed traveling, especially going on cruises. He and his wife traveled all over the United States with their friends discovering new places and enjoying wonderful adventures.
Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Arnette Kirven and husband, John, of Harlem, Georgia; son, David Arnette I and wife, Laura, of Piedmont, Alabama; two grandchildren, his granddaughter, Cyndi Rogers and husband, Joe, of Dalton, GA; his grandson, David Arnette II and wife, Courtney, of Birmingham, Alabama; his five great-grandchildren, Anna Grace and Austin Rogers, Taylor and Brady Arnette, and Breanna Waldrop; three sisters, Irene Nichols, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Carolyn Jones and husband, Randy, of Boone, North Carolina; Mildred Bunten and husband, Fred, of Elk Park, North Carolina. The family will have a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, February 4th at Greenway Baptist Church, officiated by Reverend Darrell Hobbs. The visitation for family and friends will be at 9 AM on Saturday, 2/4. The service will begin at 10 AM on Saturday, 2/4. Greenway Baptist Church is located at 880 Greenway Road, Boone, NC, 28607.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorials to be made to Medi Home
Health and Hospice. The address for memorials is 400 Shadowline Drive Suite 101
Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Arnette family.