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Robert Eugene Bob Arnett

Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ Arnett, 75, of Oakdale died Sunday, Jan. 12 with his family at his side.

He was the son of Lloyd and Zella Arnett of Oakdale. He attended all Oakdale schools, graduating with the class of 1956, where he affectionately was known as ‘Bones,’ a nickname that he carried through his life. He was active in sports in high school.

Mr. Arnett was a member of the California National Guard.

He later attended barber college in Stockton, and in 1959, opened his shop on North First Avenue, enjoying all his friends and customers. He loved being with Oakdale folks and was known by all as a kind, gentle, Christian man.

He met and married Janice Frates in 1959 and they lived in Oakdale all their married life. They were to celebrate 55 years of marriage this year. He enjoyed being active in their children’s sports and activities, church, and Bible groups.

He especially enjoyed fishing with the three Arnett generations: his dad, Lloyd, son Marty, and himself. He loved traveling in his fifth wheel for many years, in later years traveling in escorted tours with his wife through the U.S.

He attended Shelter Cove Community Church and loved his lord and savior, Jesus Christ. His life was a witness to many. He had also attended Oakdale Family Church for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Janice; son, Marty (Annette) Arnett of Oakdale; daughter, Kristie Arnett of Kona, Hawaii; brother, Tom Arnett of Grants Pass, Ore.; and granddaughter, Ashley Arnett of Oakdale.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 at Shelter Cove Community Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Hospice, or your favorite charity.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Jan. 15, 2014