Ed passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo.
He was born November 15, 1924 in Salyersville, Kentucky, the son of Gains and Eunice Arnett. Ed enjoyed farming and loved riding his tractor. He liked tending to his 15 acre garden and caring for his animals. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, going on picnics with his family and taking trips to the lake.
On December 4, 1942 in Salyersville he married Geraldine Begale who passed away in 2007.
Surviving are his children, Thelma Hawley of Otsego, Edward Jr. (Trisha) Arnett of Kalamazoo, Linda (Ted) Collins of Alamo, Deborah (Gary) Tefft of Alamo and Delbert (Brenda) Arnett of Ohio; 15 grandchildren; many great–grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sue Arnett and son-in-law, Tony Gilman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; children, Phyllis Humphries, Carol Gilman, Mitchell Arnett and Terry Arnett; grandchildren, Brett Humphries, Teddy Collins Jr. and Michael Arnett; great-granddaughter, Dana Purple and son-in-law, Ron Hawley.
Friends may visit with Ed’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 19, 2018 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.
Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.