Arnold Ray Lunsford


Arnold “Arnie” Ray Lunsford, 83, of Gosport, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.

He was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Indianapolis, to Charles and Ethel (Wienhimer) Lunsford of Batesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe Lunsford of Osgood; and a sister, Audrey Lunsford “Sister Ramona” of Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg.

He was the former husband of Barbara Lunsford Olsen of Indianapolis. She is the mother of his sons, who survive him.

Arnie is survived by sons, Ray Lunsford of Marengo, Cliff Lunsford of Lizton, and Danny Lunsford of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Tammy (Larry) Barrentine of Quiedersbach, Germany, Jill (Craig) Fortner of Greenwood and Jonathon (Rochelle) Lunsford of Ottawa, Kansas. He is the great-grandfather of four girls. Also surviving are siblings, Rita Gramman of Brookville, Alice Springman of Beech Grove, Charlene Bravard of Sunman, Elaine Amburger of Sunman, Emmy Lunsford Market of Brookville, Richard Lunsford of New Alsace, Ralph Lunsford of St. Peter’s,  Steve Lunsford of Batesville and William Lunsford of Napoleon. So long to Homer, his dog.

Arnie was in the U.S. Army from 1952 to December 1954, serving in the Korean War. He retired from B&O/C&O Railroad in 1997.

We would like to thank Janni Wade (husband, Alvis) for her support and caregiving. It is so appreciated.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Road 135, at Olive Branch Road. Arnold will be laid to rest in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg.

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