Dr. Britt Arnett III

Dr. Britt Arnett

Dr. Eugene Britton Arnett III, age 57 of Murfreesboro, passed away April 17, 2012 following a brief battle with cancer.

Dr. Arnett was a native of Louisville, KY, and son of Sharkey Utley Arnett and the late Eugene Britton Arnett, Jr.

A Memorial service will be held Friday, April 20, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro, at 12 Noon, with Rev. John Hinkle, Dr. Kaye Nickell, and Rev. Bobby Harding officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the common room.

Dr. Arnett is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sandy Tant Arnett; children, Elizabeth Arnett (Seth) Powers, Goodlettsville, Eugene Britton Arnett IV, Sevierville and Olivia Grace Arnett, Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Piper Isabelle Powers and Bryden Powers; mother, Sharkey Utley Arnett, Louisville, KY; sisters, Allison Arnett, Lexington, KY and Dr. Claire Horn, Dallas, TX; 5 nephews and 2 nieces.

Dr. Arnett was a 1972 graduate of Ballard High School in Louisville, KY and received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown College where he was student government president and a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1980.

Dr. Arnett was an emergency room physician and a founding partner of the emergency department at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN. The Fast Track Emergency Department at Williamson Medical Center has been named in his honor. Dr. Arnett's family would like to thank the staff at Williamson Medical Center for their love and care of Dr. Arnett, where he was honored to work for 25 years.

Dr. Arnett had a very passionate interest in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County. He served on the Board of Directors for four years. In 2010, he was vice president of resource development. In 2011, he was vice president of resource development and president elect. He was also chair of the annual Steak and Burger Event, and the Holiday Fest Event. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and in 2012 he received the Champion of Youth Award. This award will now carry the name The Dr. Britt Arnett Champion of Youth Award.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First Presbyterian Church Columbarium Fund or The Boys and Girls Club of Smyrna capital fund.

Condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com.

Woodfin Memorial Chapel, (615) 893-5151.

Funeral Home

Woodfin Funeral Chapel
1488 LASCASSAS PIKE Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-5151

Published in The Daily News Journal on Apr. 19, 2012