The Edmond Sun


January 3, 2013

Michael R. Arnold

EDMOND —     Michael R. Arnold, 66, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died December 24, 2012 after a long illness. He was born October 31, 1946 in Newbern, N.C. to Oliver Orrin and Vivian Joy Arnold.

    He played basketball anad quarterbacked Enid High School’s 1965 state football championship team, earning All-State honors, and held Enid’s receiving record for 40 years which was tied by Austin Box. He was also a quarterback at Oklahoma State University.

    Mike was a Captain in the US Army, serving in Vietnam and Germany. He retired from Kerr-McGee Oil Company after 27 years of service, many in foreign crude.

Mike married Linda Smith Hale in October 1980. He was active in Junior Achievement.         Mike was very proud of co-founding Michael’s Friends and the Dolphin Swim Team, organizations for individuals with special needs, with wife Linda and and sister-in-law BJ Cowden.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law.

    Mike is survived by his wife Linda and son Michael of the home; two daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Carolan of Chandler, Ariz., and Stephanie (Rusty) Long of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Pat (Richard) Gearheard of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Marsha (Mark) Lastwika of Henderson, Nev.; brother, John (Karen) Arnold of Enid; and brother-in-law, Dewaine (Lina) Smith of Wichita, Kan. Mike had three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, 16 nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was loved and will be greatly missed.

    Visitation will be 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2012 at Mercer Adams Funeral Home, Bethany, Okla.

    Graveside military service at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Lawton, OK, will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 7. Memorial donations may be made to Michael’s Friends, P.O. Box 721339, Oklahoma City, OK 73172.

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