Bobby Arms

Bobby Joe Arms

SHELBY: Bobby Joe Arms, age 76, of Shelby, died unexpectedly Friday, February 21, 2014 at his home.

Bob was born on September 26, 1937 in Estill County, KY, the son of the late James Samuel and Myrtle (Owens) Arms.

Bob proudly served 21 years in the United States Air Force and was a ground radio communication technician. During his service he was stationed in Thailand, Japan, Bermuda, and England. While serving in England, Bob met his future wife, Marlene Sally Buckland. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1975, he and Sally moved from Michigan to Shiloh, Ohio and later settled in Shelby. Bob then worked for 27 years for his brother, Glen, at Glen's Surplus in Shelby where he was the manager. Bob was a life member of the Shelby VFW and Shelby American Legion and was also a member of The Shelby Owl's Club. He enjoyed spending time in southern Ohio on the family property.

Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marlene Sally (Buckland) Arms. Also surviving are: 4 brothers: Walt (Jean) Arms of McArthur, OH, Glen Arms of Shelby, Riley Arms of McArthur, OH, Johnny Arms of Shelby; numerous nieces and nephews; his loveable parrot, Herbe, and dog, Molly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Arms.

Bob will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Per Bob's request, no calling hours or funeral services will take place. Memorial contributions may be made to Richland County Humane Society, 3025 Park Avenue West, Ontario, Ohio, 44862.

Care for Bob and his family is being provided by Bob, Catherine, and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.

To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit:

Funeral Home

Turner Funeral Home
168 W Main St Shelby, OH 44875
(419) 342-2551

Published in the News Journal on Feb. 23, 2014