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Gary Dale Arnold

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GARY DALE ARNOLD, age 60, died Tuesday, the 8th of September at Odyssey House in Conroe, Texas after a lengthy illness. He was born February 28, 1949 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Calvin and Nakita Arnold as the youngest of 3 brothers and a sister. Gary received his baccalaureate and masters of science degree from Oklahoma State University. He never lost his love for his beloved Cowboys. Gary worked for Halliburton for 26 years in Duncan, Oklahoma and traveled around the world doing chemical cleaning. The last 9 years he worked for BJ Services at the Research Center in Tomball, Texas. Not only was he grateful for his interesting job at BJ Services, but he took great pleasure in knowing his associates. Gary was a member of the Elks Lodge while living in Oklahoma. He was an avid golfer most of his adult life and computers and programming them were the love of his life after family. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, September 19th at St. Timothy's Anglican Church in Spring, Texas at 2 p.m. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Judy. He is survived by his son Christopher and wife Suzanne of the home. Step-children: John C. Hill and Melissa Hill of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and grandson Connor. Brothers: Jerry Arnold and wife Louella and Larry Arnold and wife Leslie all of Muskogee, Oklahoma. Half-brothers: Daryl Arnold and wife Maurine, Bobby Arnold and wife Cheryl and half-sister Sheryl Robbins all of Muskogee, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gary's name to Odyssey House Hospice, 717 N. Harwood St. Suite 1500, Dallas, Texas 75201 or St. Timothy's Anglican Church, 6819 Louetta Road, Spring, Texas 77379.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Sept. 13, 2009
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