William “Bill” E. Arnt, Sr.

September 23, 1936 ‒ November 01, 2015

Marion, Ohio

William “Bill” E. Arnt, Sr., age 79 of Marion, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at his home.

Bill was born on September 23, 1936 in Marion, the son of the late James Smith and Hazel Burns.

Bill was a “jack of all trades”, always busy doing something. He enjoyed going to auctions and flea markets, going anywhere we he could “wheel and deal”. He very much loved his family and attended church at Emmanuel Baptist.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gladys Joan (Montgomery) Arnt; his children: Teresa (Ken) Falen, William (Sonja) Arnt, Jr., Larry (Lisa) Arnt, Vickie Arnt and George W. Arnt; 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Bill is preceded in death by his children Bethany Dunn and Ronnie Arnt; siblings: Gene Arnt, Chuck Arnt, John Ryan, Lucille Akom and JoAnne Miller.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center St., Marion from 10AM to 12Noon; Funeral services will immediately follow at 12Noon with Pastor Ronald Douglas officiating; Burial will be in Agosta Cemetery, New Bloomington.

If so desired, donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family in honoring Bill’s life.

The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving Bill’s family and condolences may be expressed at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Dear Arnt Family,
    I am so sorry to have read of your loss; please accept my sincere condolences. Something that I have personally found to be of great comfort are the thoughts expressed at John 5:28, 29 as well as Revelation 21:4. In these verses we find a wonderful hope for the future of being reunited with our loved ones upon the earth the way it was originally intended–free from sickness, suffering, and death. Knowing this has comforted me and it is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family as well. Again I am so sorry for your loss.


  • I am so sorry for your loss! I will always remember calling him on “our” birthday and enjoying the conversation that we had!! I will prolly try calling again next year! I unfortunately won’t be able to be there since I am at a new job but know that I will be with all of you in spirit!! If you need anything call me

  • I come offering you my condolances to Gladys and your family and pray that it will be a time of renewal for all family members.I also pray for comfort annd peace to reign all around you.From your cousin Herman Burns

  • Dear Gladys and family,

    My heart is deeply saddened to hear about Mr Arnt, I have many precious memories of the times staying in your home on weekends so I can ride the bus. I am praying for during this time. I love you and miss you very much.

    In my prayers,


  • “To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. He was a wonderful man.
    I remember how he loved to go find those “treasures” wherever he could find them.
    He now is with the best treasure he ever found, the Lord Jesus Christ! And praise
    the Lord you can all see him again one day!

    Praying for the Lord to comfort you, as only He can,