Arnold Deck

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Arnold Deck

October 11, 1931 - November 23, 2018

Arnold Deck Arnold Deck was born on October 11th, 1931, to Ezra J. and Thelma Leona Gamble Deck at Crab Orchard, West Virginia. He went to see his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 23rd, 2018, at the Charleston Area Medical Center.
Arnold married Lily Ailene Deck on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 1955, at the Crab Orchard Church of the Brethren.
To their union were born two sons, Mark Allen Deck on February 8th, 1958, and Kevin Ray Deck, November 15th, 1960. Tracy Lynn Cross is their daughter.
Preceding Arnold in death were his parents, Ezra and Thelma Deck, and sister, Marion Deck Tolbert.
Survivors in addition to his beloved wife, Ailene, are his sons, Mark and wife, Janet Donaldson Deck, Kevin and wife, Debra Canterbury Deck; grandchildren, Corey Deck, Kara Deck, Chase Deck, Chelsea Hicks and Madison Deck; a sister, Janet Lyons; and a large extended family.
Arnold was an outgoing person. A Christian, he sang with the Gospel Tones along with his wife, Ailene, Rita Harper, Arnold Bailey, Charles Asbury, Jerry Neal, James Asbury and Duke Maynor.
Arnold loved people and went to the Church of the Brethren all his life. This past November 24th, Arnold and Ailene were married 63 wonderful years.
He was always active in Christian work and took a shipload of cattle to war torn Germany in 1951 for the Heifer Project.
A "Service of Remembrance" will be Monday, November 26th, at 8:00 pm in the Church of the Brethren at Crab Orchard. The visitation will be from 6 to 8pm Monday evening at the church. The burial will follow on Tuesday morning at 11:00 am in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences: www.meltonmortuary.com
Published on November 24, 2018
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Susan Cross Shouse & Bradley Shouse
Nov 30, 2018
Rest in Peace. We will miss you.
The Paul Burdette Family
Nov 26, 2018
Many fond memories of Arnold and his family throughout our life Such a fine man. May God give you all comfort and peace
Lonnie and Trudy Brunk (Anaheim, Calif)
Nov 25, 2018
Uncle Arnold was a kind and loving man. We loved him dearly and will miss him. ❤️
Kay Smith
Nov 25, 2018
May the Lord comfort your life and always cherish the memories of Arnold.
Ronnie Mullins
Nov 25, 2018
Sorry to hear about Arnold. Mom called and told me he had passed away.heart felt prayers to all of you. Hanks for the memories playing drums an being friends. Ronnie
BETTY CASSITY CLAY
Nov 25, 2018
I HAVE KNOWN ARNOLD & AILENE SINCE I WAS A CHILD. THEY OPENED THEIR HOME TO US AS CHILDREN & TEACHING US ABOUT GOD AND DOING OTHER THINGS CHILDREN DO. AS I GREW OLDER I WENT ON SEVERAL HAY RIDES TO SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS TO THE OLDER CHURCH MEMBERS WITH THEM. VERY ENJOYABLE. TO SING WITH THEM SOMETIMES AT OUR CHURCH OR A LOCAL CHURCH. WELL ARNOLD YOU ARE NOW SINGING WITH THE ANGELS. YOU WERE A PILLAR AT THE BRETHREN CHURCH IN CRAB ORCHARD. YOU WILL CERTAINLY BE MISSED BY ME & MY FAMILY. MAY GOD COMFORT ALL THE FAMILY'S HEART WITH PEACE AT THIS TIME AND IN THE COMING YEARS. I LOVE YOU AND THE FAMILY DEARLY. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL. BETTY
PASTOR NORMAN and Joann Hamm
Nov 25, 2018
Dear Arnold, we will certainly miss you. Our love to you & family.
Jan Champ
Nov 24, 2018
Arnold was such a sweet soul that touched so many lives. He lived his to the fullest and gave of himself so unselfishly. His love of our Lord was so.ething he was so proud of. He will be missed so much. My love and prayers go to the family. FLY HIGH ARNOLD, we will see you again someday.