Gerald "Jerry" Arant
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Husband, Father, Brother and Grandfather, Gerald "Jerry" Oliver Arant of Allentown, FL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on August 13, 2011 after a 2 year battle with leukemia. Jerry was born June 15, 1943 in Allentown, FL to the late Ralph and Arlene Arant.
Jerry was a 1961 graduate of Allentown High School and attended Pensacola Junior College. He worked at Empire Gas, Arant Satellite Systems and enjoyed farming, photography and traveling. He was a member of Community of Christ Church but attended Pineview United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn T. Arant; two sons, Brian K. Arant and his wife, Chelsey of Kansas City, MO and Kevin O. Arant and his wife, Jennifer of Jay, FL; a daughter, Tara M. McArthur and her husband, David of Pace, FL; a brother, Larry R. Arant and his wife, Terrie of Allentown, FL; 12 grandchildren, one great grandchild; the mother of his sons, Kathryn J. Griffin of Pace, FL and many other friends.
A Celebration of Life will be Tuesday August 16, 2011 at 11 AM at the chapel of National Cremation & Burial Society with Brother Jesse Evans and Elder Wayne Blocker officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 AM until the service hour. Condolences may be made to the family at www.nationalcremation.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society or the Food Bank, C/O Pineview United Methodist Church, 1400 Pineview Road, Jay, FL 32565.
National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 16, 2011