Barry D. Arnold

Feb 27th, 1942 - Jun 28th, 2019

Visitation:

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Wed, Jul. 3rd, 2019 10 am - 12:30 pm

Service:

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Wed, Jul. 3rd, 2019 12:30 pm

Burial:

Rose Hill Cemetery

Wed, Jul. 3rd, 2019

Barry D. Arnold

Barry Arnold passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 following a long illness. He was cared for by his loving caregivers from Hospice of Southern Illinois; Cheryl, Ramone, Janet, Vicky, and Christine as well as his wife and family and friends. He was totally at peace with going home and spending brighter days with the Lord and his family in heaven.

Barry was born on Fifth Street on February 27, 1942 in Marion. He and his three brothers, Terry, Nathan, and Jay were the children of J.B. Arnold and Vaudine Edmonds Arnold.

He loved playing baseball and basketball. As an Eagle Scout he was proud to have helped build the road at the Little Grassy Lake. Barry was a Cardinal fan and a Saluki fan and a member of the SIU Alumni Association.

After graduating from Marion High School he attended SIU and was employed as a civil service employee at the campus post office. Barry finished his education degree and started his career as a teacher at the Marion Junior High School teaching math and enjoying his time with students and teachers.

He and Judy Hudgens were married in 1963 and would have celebrated their 56th year of marriage on November 30th.  He loved his wife and children, Mark and Sally, and his son-in-law Joe Pearce.

Barry loved music and always knew the artist and often the songwriter. He had been an avid reader. He was an accomplished gardener with a love for the outdoors and the Marion Country Club where he had served in several capacities on the board during the last 47 years. Barry had an appreciation for cars and travel. He had a great sense of humor which will be remembered by many students and friends.

God bless you Barry Arnold and rest in peace. We will see you in heaven.

Barry is survived by his wife Judy, daughter, Sally Pearce and husband Joe, brother, Terry Arnold, brother-in-law Tom Hudgens, and nieces Becky Arnold and Delise Winters. He was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Sam and Helen Hudgens, son, Mark Stephen Arnold, two brothers, Nathan and Jay Arnold, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Jim Woolard and nephew, Kevin Arnold.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 12:30 pm at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Rev. Lance Leeds and Rev. Jim Slone officiating. Inurnment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 am until the time of service at the church. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available the day of the service at the church or by mail to Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959. 

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29 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Marsha and Dow

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 29, 2019

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you. Barry was a great guy!

  • Guest: Judy Moore

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 29, 2019

    So sorry for your loss. Mark will welcome him.

  • Guest: Kristy Whitton (McCluckie)

    From: Marion, Indiana

    Date: June 29, 2019

    Judy and Sally, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories not only of when he was my teacher, but also from the stories my Grandma McCluckie would tell about the SIU post office. Much love and many prayers to you.

  • Guest: Mannil Ravin,Indira Ravin

    From: marion, Illinois

    Date: June 29, 2019

    We extend our most profound sympathy to Judy and Sally,We always enjoyed Barry’s company and we all going to miss a charming and friendly person.Our daughter also will miss one of her favorite teachers.

  • Guest: Beverly Barnett

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 29, 2019

    Mr Arnold was a wonderful man and a great teacher he will be truly missed my prayers for his family MAY GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH CONFORT AND PEACE

  • Guest: Mike and Melanie Stefan

    From: The Villages, Florida

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Beautiful Judy, Sally, and Joe,
    We’re so sorry to hear about Barry’s passing. I remember that he was always so pleasant to work with at Marion Jr. High School and that he always had a great sense of humor. His students admired him. To his sweet family, Judy, Sally, and Joe, I remind you to remember what Dr. Seuss always said… don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Smile because you had this awesome man as your husband and father. Barry was, indeed, one of the good ones! He will be missed. Rest In Peace sweet Barry, Rest In Peace. 🙏❤️
    Mike and Melanie Stefan

  • Guest: Mary Beth Murphy-vaughn

    From: Columba, Missouri

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Judy and family, I am so sorry to learn of Berry’s passing. May God give you strength and peace to accept what lies ahead.

  • Guest: Phyllis Joseph

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Beautiful Judy, Sally and Joe, my tears flow with yours over our loss. I loved Barry and will always remember the fun times at lunch, with a joyful heart. The laughter and joking. The world is a lot dimmer losing a good guy like him, but we know he is at peace with no more suffering! Prayers of love and strength as you walk the path of healing, knowing you had one of the best! Loveya, Pj

  • Guest: Anita Polinski

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Judy, Sally & Joe, so sorry for your loss. Prayers and Comfort for all the Families, in your time of loss. Anita K (Edwards) Polinski and daughter , (Davilyn K
    (Polinski) Showalter.

  • Guest: Penny Strobel

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Mr Arnold was my favorite teacher and the only one that gave me a seat for talking. I lover his dry sense of humor and will be a part of my best memories of jr high.
    RIP MR Arnold💔

  • Guest: Mary Ann Patterson Harrell

    From: Fort Myers, Fl. 33912, Florida

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Dear Judy and family, I was so sorry to read of your husband’s passing. I want to send my prayers to you and your family. I haven’t seen you for years, but we shared time teaching in the Home Economics Dept. at Marion.

  • Guest: Debby Dibble

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Barry was so kind to me when I was hired to teach at MJHS. His gentle and caring manner helped make me as comfortable as possible during a trying first year. I will see you you again Barry; peace be with you.

  • Guest: Tammy Spees-Stewart

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a great guy and funny. I remember our first encounter at the Jr High. I was never a student of his, but in passing in the hallway, he knew who my dad was. Said I looked a lot like him. Who knew that our paths would cross again as I worked in the office for a couple of years helping Sue Dungey. I got to know him in a different way. Then years later, our lives crossed paths again when we had mutual friends and enjoyed an annual Christmas bunco party. I’ll never forget Mr Arnold. Pain and heartache are no longer for him. Great is his reward.

  • Guest: Deborah (Tanner) Kissel

    From: Carbondale , Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Mr. Arnold was my favorite teacher!!! He was always so nice. My prayers are with his family and friends ❤️🙏🏻

  • Guest: Sondra and Jerry Loyd

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Lovely Judy and family, Jerry and I send our love and prayers to you for your loss. May God bless and comfort you.

  • Guest: Connie Clark

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Judy, Sally and Joe, I’m so sorry for your loss. Barry will be missed by so many. He had such a postive impact on so many students including my own two who remember him with such admiration and respect. I am saddened that I will be out of town on July 3rd but will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Gary and Sharon Bundren

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Judy, we were so sorry to hear of Barry’s death. We will be unable to make it to the services but we will be thinking of you and your family. We all had some really good times together.

  • Guest: Jenny and Leon Langan

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Jenny and I were saddened to hear of Barry’s passing. We enjoyed having you as neighbors these past 25 years. We will remember him each time we hear a Corvette rev down the street and as his garden blooms each Spring.

  • Guest: Gary Pulley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    You have our deepest sympathy – Gary & Barbara Pulley

  • Guest: Mary Jane Williams

    From: Murphysboro, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Judy and Sally, as Barry was such a blessing to you in his life, may he continue to be so, even now , in the memories he leaves with you. Hugs and prayers headed your way. Blessings, Mary Jane Williams

  • Guest: Dana Chambers Quinn

    From: Whitehouse Station , New Jersey

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Sending my deepest condolences to the Arnold family.

  • Guest: Alan Fox

    From: Wilmington, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2019

    Dear Judy and Children,
    So very sorry to get the report of Barry’s passing. Class of 1960 reunions were always something to look forward to—and Barry was a big reason why. One always wanted to be at his and Judy’s table. You knew his humor would be a highlight of the evening. Celebrate the great memories you all have and accept God’s peace that I know will be granted to each of you.

    Alan Fox — Fellow Wildcat
    Class of 1960

  • Guest: Eric and Debbie Harrison

    From: Thompsonville, Il., Illinois

    Date: July 1, 2019

    Judy, Sally and Joe , I am so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing . Barry was a good man , a good teacher , and a good friend . The last time I talked to Barry, he was giving me good advice on my Corvette shopping . We will see him again . You have our sympathy and prayers .

  • Guest: Stacy Cooper Lintzenich

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 1, 2019

    Judy, so sorry to hear this news. He was such a joy to have as a teacher! May you and your family be comforted by all the great memories and know you will see him again. Prayers for you all as you begin this journey without him.

  • Guest: Leslie somers

    From: , Illinois

    Date: July 1, 2019

    The older you get, the less you remember all your teachers. However, there are always some that remain memorable in very positive ways and Mr. Arnold is one of those teachers. Prayers to his sweet wife Judy, and to Sally and Joe during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Beth Phelps & Jake White

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: July 1, 2019

    I know there is nothing we can say to ease the pain but you are in our thoughts and prayers. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

  • Guest: Patti McCluckie England

    From: Shreveport, Louisiana

    Date: July 2, 2019

    Judy, I never knew your husband worked with my mother, Katherie McCluckie. So sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Gale and Shari Jeter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 2, 2019

    We are sorry for your loss. May the many thoughts and prayers that are with you help you through this difficult time.

  • Guest: Terra Hill

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 13, 2019

    Judy, Sally & Joe,

    We are so sorry for your lost. May you find peace and comfort in the days to come.
    I am certain that Mark was anxiously waiting to see his Dad again.

    Don & Terra Hill