Cecil Andrew "Andy" Arnold
Cecil Andrew "Andy" Arnold was born June 15, 1929 to Gladys (Zellner) and Cecil E. Arnold in Ardmore, OK. He passed from this life on April 18, 2021 in Ardmore, at the age of 91.
Andy was a graduate from Springer High School in the class of 1946. Upon graduation he enrolled at Oklahoma A&M where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. Andy then enlisted with the United States Air Force and attended Officer Training School. On September 21, 1952, he married the love of his life, Kathryn June Brock in Ardmore, Okla. After being transferred to Cheyenne Wyoming, his father grew ill, and Andy received an Honorable Discharge to return home to run Arnold's General Store in Springer, Okla. He remained there until 1969 and then opened the E-Z Shop(s) in Ardmore along with his brother- in- law, Jerry Elmore. Andy retired in 1990 and he & Kathryn enjoyed the next 15 years traveling in their motorhome with Donna & Jerry Elmore as well as spending time at their Lake House @ Lake Texoma's Soldier Creek. They also enjoyed gathering with their close friends for a monthly luncheon and playing cards.
Andy was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great-Grandfather. He was greatly loved by his family and friends and will be sorely missed.
Andy was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Gladys Arnold; wife Kathryn Arnold; son-in-law Jack Pittman and sister Donna Lee Elmore.
He is survived by his daughters Andrean Pittman of Ardmore and Karen Oxford and her husband Mike of Ardmore; sister Mary "Lynda" Ayers; brother-in-law Jerry Elmore; grandchildren Staci McMillian and her husband Scott, Jaime Pittman, Andy Davis, and Hillary Henson; and 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, April 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Craddock Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Daniel officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.
Mike Oxford, Andy Davis, Scott McMillian, Kalie Davis, Kris Henson, and Kaden McMillian will serve as pallbearers.
We would also like to thank our Caregivers, Cheryl, Shakena, Judy, Maykala & CrossTimbers Hospice for their loving care for our father during his illness.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to CrossTimbers Hospice, First United Methodist Church of Ardmore or Ardmore Animal Shelter.
Online condolences can be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com
Posted online on April 21, 2021