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Arnold, Johnny Wray

Arnold, Johnny Wray

June 26, 1942 — December 10, 2020

Johnny "Wray" Arnold, 78, of Liberty, MO, passed peacefully on December 10, 2020, with his four children and other family members by his side.

Wray was born June 26, 1942, in Bunceton, MO, the fourth of nine children of John Walter and Laura Frances (Williams) Arnold.

He was a Crane Operator and member of Operating Engineers Local 101 from July 1, 1966 to August 1, 2001 when he retired. He was also a believer in God and Jesus Christ as his Savior. Wray loved his family, fishing, riding four-wheelers, tinkering in his garage, listening to country music, making Christmas candy and enjoyed family dinners.

Along with his parents, Wray was preceded in death by his former wife and dear friend, Patricia Lash; and five siblings: Donna Mae Spor, Billy Arnold, Daryl Arnold, Infant Donald Arnold and Sharon Wilde.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah "Carmy" Arnold; children: Richie Gordon (Kelly), Lynnette Shattuck (Jay), Johnny Arnold (Kelly) and Kenny Arnold; grandchildren: Ashley, Chad, Skylar, Eric, Lindsey, Stevie, Kenny Jr. and Austin; eight great grandchildren; siblings: Glenn Arnold, Deanie Wilks and Brenda Chuning; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Wray's life at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, December 17, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Wray would want everyone dressed in their jeans and cowboy boots. Interment will follow at Glenridge Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to NorthCare Hospice House.

Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Wray’s life at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, December 17, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Wray would want everyone dressed in their jeans and cowboy boots. Interment will follow at Glenridge Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to NorthCare Hospice House.

Arnold, Johnny Wray's Guestbook

Wray I was just Thinkin to the first time I met you I was like 9 or 10 and I remember thinking wow you are a giant strong man and I was a little scared but as time went by I realized that you were just an awesome father always working hard and then on weekends playing hard. Some of my best memories was with Kenny and me driving your green 4x4 chevy around (old green) taking it places that I didn't think we'd make it out up. ( deep mud ) thank you for the great times you are definitely a great role model. Richie Lynette Johnny and Kenny I am so sorry for your loss I love you all. Tim allen

Tim allen

We enjoyed so many good times with you and Carmy. Dinners out and sharing our love of food was always a treat for us. You took good care of Carmy and we sure appreciate your love. Jerry and Betty Sanson

Betty and Jerry Sanson

Wray ( Uncle) was so kind and funny. Loved his wit and always had a good time when we were all together. He will be greatly missed.

Nancy Baker

Love you uncle Wray give momma a big kiss for me.

Rhonda lusby

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