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Ethrie T. "Junior" Arnett

October 26, 2023

Ethrie Arnett Obituary

Ethrie T. “Junior” Arnett, 59, of Ridge Farm, Passed away at 9:02 a.m. Thursday, October 26, 2023, at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana. He was born July 4, 1964, in Danville, the youngest of seven boys to Ethrie R. Arnett and Dorothy P. (Steeples) Lane who both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Stanley Arnett, Charley Arnett and Earl Arnett.  Surviving are his brothers: Leroy Arnett of Ridge Farm, Marvin (Brenda) Arnett of Paris and Gerald (Judy) Arnett of Fairmount, two sisters-in-law:  Billie Arnett and Connie Arnett and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Junior lived all his life in Ridge Farm. He graduated from Ridge Farm High School. He enjoyed watching all sports.  His favorite teams were San Francisco Forty Niners, St. Louis Cardinals and Illinois football and basketball.  He attended as many games as he could with friends and family.  Leroy and Junior like to go fishing and run around and eating out.  They went to French Lick and many other places, if you saw one of them usually the other one wasn’t too far behind!  Junior would come and visit his brother Gerald and Judy, he would come and watch sports and always exchanged for birthdays since they were both born in July.  He came for Christmas and learned how to drive a car and hunt mushrooms when he was younger because he helped with his nieces and nephews!

He was a dedicated employee at KIK in Hegeler for over 37 years.  He made many friends there and was a soft spoken person and a friendly neighbor.  We all loved to hear him laugh! He will be greatly missed by all, gone but not forgotten.  Keep his memory alive by loving each day and take time to enjoy what you love in life!  RIP Junior.

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