William Harold Arnett
1928 - 2017
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William Harold Arnett

June 13, 1928

July 6, 2017

Greatly loved and cherished,

Dr. William Harold Arnett passed away at his home on July 6, 2017 at the age of 89. He is survived by his lovely and devoted wife, Jeanette C. (Leuty) Arnett, his daughter, Mary Anne (Arnett) Davis, his son, Dr. Robert L. Arnett, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Alan K. Arnett.

Harold Arnett was born in Louisville, Mississippi to George Arnett and Ida (Bagwell) Arnett, and was one of eleven children. Dr. Arnett was a Korean War veteran where he served as a medical technician. He completed his PhD work at Kansas State University and was recruited to University of Nevada Reno to set up the Entomology Department and student curriculum in 1959. He led a distinguished career as a Professor where he spent 30 years as a passionate researcher and educator. His primary focus was the study of bees, and his research made great contributions to our current knowledge of bee behavior and habitat. He was a long time member of the Plumb Lane Lion's Club, where he served all levels of office.

Harold continued to council those around him until just weeks prior to his passing. Education was always paramount to Dr. Arnett. His last words on this topic were, "It is not just enough to be educated, but you must do something with that education." And finally, he grew the best tomatoes you could ever eat!

Harold Arnett will truly be missed.

Memorial gathering to be determined.




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July 13, 2017
MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING YOU A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV.17:17
KELLEY
July 13, 2017
Harold was a teacher thru and thru. We miss our Monday lunches with Harold and other Lion's club members and all those AirRace Pancake Breakfast.
May he rest in peace and may his family be comforted by his memories. Oh yes his tomatoes were the best.
Larry and Glenda Simmons
July 12, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. Have comfort in knowing that William is in God's memory, and he understands our grief. Psalms 116:15. May love and support from your family bring comfort during this difficult time, and may our hope to see him again in everlasting life sustain and comfort you. Psalms 37:29. With thoughts of sympathy for your family today.

Turner family, Nevada
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