07/22/1933 - 01/02/2015 Obituary
Cleo Tralf Arnold passed away peacefully with family members at his side, where he met his Lord and Savior on January 2, 2015. Cleo Arnold was born on July 22, 1933 in Norman, Oklahoma. He was the youngest of 12 siblings born to Joseph and Viola Arnold. He was raised mostly in Oklahoma but moved to Ontario, California in 1950. He married Jacqueline Teasley in 1952 and they were married for 60 years.
Cleo loved to watch NASCAR and cheered for Jeff Gordon every time. He never missed a race. He was a diehard 49ers fan and loved the Lakers. Actually, he liked and enjoyed watching all sports. He also loved to hunt, fish and camp. He was a kind hearted man who loved all his animals (of which there were many) and adored his dogs. Cleo never met a stranger. He worked hard and had his own repair shop for 30+ years.
Cleo is survived by his two daughters & their spouses; Joanne & Kenneth Young of Arbuckle, CA and Janet & Archie Tyree of Goodlettsville, TN., (previously of Bakersfield); and Son-In-Law, Mike Lindley of Bakersfield. Cleo was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Julia Lindley of Bakersfield. He has seven grandchildren: Julia Rhoades, Kimberly Travis, Angie Burrows, Kenny Young, Troy Lindley, Jason Lindley and Jamie Tyree. He loved all his children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren.
He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather, husband & uncle. He was also loved by many friends & neighbors here in Bakersfield.
We all love and will miss him so very much. "Forever in Our Hearts"
Funeral Services will be Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest, 2739 Panama Lane, Bakersfield, California. For condolences, please visit:
www. greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com.
Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 6, 2015
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