Larry O. Arnold 67 of Granite City formerly of Madison, IL passed from this life on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at his home with his family by his side. Larry was born on January 2, 1943 in Granite City to George Oran & Mary Elizabeth (Grantham) Arnold. He was a car man for Southern Pacific Railroad for 25 years until his retirement in 2000. Larry was a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge and in his free time enjoyed going to the Mississippi River to watch the eagles and tinker with cars. He is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Donna (Range) Arnold, whom he married on May 9, 2008 in Edwardsville; daughter, Tracy & (Todd) Shelton of Granite City; son, Larry & (Cheryl) Arnold of Caseyville, IL; 6 grandchildren, Nicholas Arnold of Caseyville, IL, Laura & (J.R.) Evans of Collinsville, IL, Autumn Arnold of Waterloo, IL, Joshua Wilkins of Granite City, Boone Shelton of Granite City, Samuel Shelton of Granite City; Step daughter, Lauren Range of Granite City; sisters, Sharon & (Jim) Woodson Sr. of Granite City, Georgina & (Bill) Bassett of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother, Don & (Jan) Stock of Granite City; Aunt Esther Gardner of Granite City and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends. Larry was preceded in death by both of his parents. Friends may call on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at City Temple, 4751 Maryville Road in Granite City. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. A.E. Cope & Rev. Rich Cope officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Irwin Chapel in Granite City is serving the family.
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