Aaron D. Arnett

April 13, 1933 ‒ September 30, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio


MANSFIELD: Aaron D. Arnett passed away Wednesday morning, September 30, 2020 in his home.  He was 87.

He was born April 13, 1933 in Salyersville, KY to the late Reb and Mint Arnett.  In 1958 he married Betty Gilliam, the love of his life, who preceded him in death in 2016.

Aaron worked many years at the former Crane Plumbing products in Mansfield.

Strong in faith, Aaron was a long-time member of New Beginnings Church on Stiving Road.

Blessed with a knack for fixing things, Aaron had many talents including lawn mower repair and cabinet making.  He enjoyed cutting and splitting fire wood, and helping others with tasks.  He loved his motorcycle, fishing, camping, and especially spoiling his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Jeff (Danielle) Arnett of Crestline, David (Valerie) Arnett of Hendersonville, Tennessee and Vicky Arnett of Mansfield; eight grandchildren, Devin, Jaydan, and Jaycob Arnett, Tiffany Arnett, Tyler Manning, Jessica (Carl) Riehn, Brittany (Junior) McCollum, and David Jr. Arnett; and nine great-grandchildren, with baby McCollum due in January.

In addition to his parents and wife, Aaron was preceded in death by his siblings Cledia, Iona, Ramie, Raleigh and Cecil.

A graveside service will be held Friday, October 2, 2020 at 1 pm in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Aaron’s best friend Pastor Glen Phillips and his son Pastor Brian Phillips will officiate.

Donations in honor of Aaron may be made to Southern Care Hospice.

Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to leave a message to the family or view Aaron’s tribute video.

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  • So sorry to hear Aaron past away he was ready and he is out of pain now. He was one who would always help you out when he could we will keep you all in Pray

  • My favorite memory of Grandpa Arnett will be the day he helped to raise me out of the water into a life with Christ. I was just a little girl, but we both never forgot it. I’m thankful I got to speak with him about it not long ago and I know he cherished that moment too. I’m glad he is at peace now and reunited with Grandma Arnett. I value the memories I have with both them. Sending lots of love and prayers to the Arnett family! Love and miss you all!

  • Lot of good memories Aaron was a good uncle and I sure will miss him but he left a hope that we can meet again. The family should be thankful for that hope and prepare to meet him again. Bless all of you in the days ahead and look up where Aaron went to.
    Love you all

  • Louise and Virgil Jordan Sorry for your loss. had alot of good memories with aunt Betty and uncle Al will miss them alot ..

  • Vicky and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.
    You and your family are in our prayers.
    God Bless!
    Wayne & Louise Tait

  • We are very sorry for your loss, Aaron was such a wonderful neighbor, we all loved him very much we will miss driving by and seeing him sit outside and wave. He always had a smile on his face and a kind heart!! The Stinehours