Buel K. Arms, Jr. of Martin, Michigan, died Thursday, February 15, 2007 at his home, surrounded by his family. Buel was born November 11, 1956 in Paintsville, KY to Buel K. Sr. and Edna (Baldwin) Arms. For 23 years he was employed as a fork lift operator with General Motors. He was a member of the Fish Trap Baptist Church of Staffordsville, KY. Buel loved the out-of-doors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and attending his children’s sports events. He loved to read, was an excellent builder and built their home, was a good cook and liked John Deere tractors. He especially enjoyed babysitting his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather. On June 5, 1976 in Watson he married Teresa M. Lukins, who survives. Also surviving are three children, Jacob K. (Michele) Arms of Hartford, Evan J. (Shelly Thomas) Arms of Martin and Katherine M. Arms (and her fiancé Ken Lapham) of Martin; three grandchildren, Wyatt, Travis and Bow; his parents, Buel Sr. and Edna Arms of Shelbyville; two sisters and two brothers, Sherry Picklesimer of Shelbyville, Jerry W. (Deborah) Arms and John M. (Bonnie) Arms, both of Wayland and Reneé Oldebeken of Shelbyville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday at St. Margaret’s Church, Otsego, Rev. Fr. Donald P. Klingler officiating. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Watson. Contributions in memory of Buel may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.
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