Charles Robert Arney


Charles Robert Arney, 74, Martinsville, passed from this life July 8, 2016, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

He was born Feb. 5, 1942, in Odon, to the late Leonard D. Arney and Lucille (Walls) Williams.

He was a Martinsville High School graduate with the class of 1960. He then joined the U.S. Air Force, serving his country honorably and later attended classes at Ivy Tech.

Robert retired from General Motors after 43 years, where he worked in quality control. After retirement, he worked for the Indiana Department of Weights and Measures for Morgan County.

His memberships included the Masonic Lodge No. 74 F&AM and the American Legion Post No. 230, he was also a Jack Daniels Squire.

He was a former Weeblo Den Leader and enjoyed scuba diving, time spent at Cumberland Lake, time shared with his family and visiting casinos.

He also enjoyed volunteering his time to the White River Clean-up Project, as well as coaching, working concessions, raising money and managing equipment for the Martinsville Junior Football League.

Those who knew Robert might recall him often referring to his favorite phrase, ‚Äúpiece of cake.”

He first married Betty Jean (Drake) Arney; she preceded him in death in August of 1983.

He leaves behind his loving family including his wife, Peggy Lee (Martin) Arney of Martinsville, whom he married Feb. 16, 1991. Also surviving are his sons, Robert Douglas Arney of Martinsville and Brian Dean (Mary) Arney of Hyndman, Pennsylvania, daughter, Destiney (Richard) Henderson of Millington, Tennessee; brother, Roscoe (Gay) Arney of Franklin; sister, Brenda Sue (Steve) Adams of Martinsville; half-sister, Kay Arney of Martinsville; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Jack Williams; first wife; stepson, Scott Caldwell; and sister, Linda Arney.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 p.m. until the time of memorial service with military honors and a Masonic memorial service at 4 p.m. Sunday at Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center in Martinsville. He will be laid to rest privately at a later date beside his first wife, Betty.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Martinsville Junior Football League, c/o Neal & Summers Mortuary, 110 E. Poston Road, Martinsville, IN 46151.

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