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C. R. Arnold, 98, Columbia, KY (1922-2021)

C. R. Arnold of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Greenwood Nursing & Rehab in Bowling Green. He was 98 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Friday, February 26, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

A walk through visitation will be held on Friday from NoonCT until 1:45pmCT.

All attendees to the visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering and follow the Healthy At Work guidelines.

He was born October 2, 1922, in Adair County, to the late Owen & Emma Cox Arnold. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Bault Arnold in 1976 and his second wife, Roxetta Bennett Arnold in 1987, two brothers, Marshall & Jack Arnold and a sister, Gladys Bryant.

C. R. was a member of Plum Point Baptist Church, retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation, an avid fisherman and loved to trade on anything.

Survivors include:
  • One son & daughter-in-law - Rickey & Susan Arnold of Bowling Green
  • Three daughters & sons-in-law - Paula & Leroy Johnson of Bowling Green, Barbara & Darrell Overstreet of Columbia, Peggy & Jim Hudson of Bowling Green
  • Nine grandchildren
  • 21 great-grandchildren
  • Two great-great grandchildren
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Plum Point Baptist Church or Gideon Bibles which can be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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C. R. Arnold, 98, Columbia, KY (1922-2021)

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