A memorial service for Eli Duyane Arnold Sr., 77 of Enid, will be Friday April 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dan Rogers officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory.
Eli was born December 18, 1935 in Muscotah, Kansas to Earl and Hazel Attebury Arnold and died Monday April 1, 2013 in Enid.
Eli grew up in Maysville, Missouri and Atchison, Kansas, and then attended Highland Community College. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Korea as a telegraph operator. Eli was employed as a contract negotiator and purchasing agent for General Electric for 29 ½ years. On November 9, 2011, he married Prelyn Basilan in Kingfisher, and they made their home in Enid.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elmer and Earl; and sister Winifred.
Eli is survived by his wife, Prelyn of the home; children and their spouses, Eli D. Arnold, Jr. of Ridgefield, WA, Pamela & Tom Mayfield of Horton, KS, Daniel & Jenny Arnold of Snoqualmia, WA, Rebecca and Pat Bembrick and Yvonne Murrow and Corey Rosenberger, all of Hiawatha, KS, Nathan and Sabre Arnold of Rushville, MO; brother, Clarence Arnold of Edmunds, WA; sister, Doris Strathman of Atchison, KS; 18 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.