Darrel Douglas Arnold age 76 of Coffeyville was welcomed in the arms of his Savior on December 18, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Darrel was born in Parsons, Kansas on December 9, 1941 to Tollie and Goldie (Fromm) Arnold. At the age of fourteen Darrel lost his Dad after a long illness. Tollie ask his brother and sister in law, Hershel and Nina Arnold to help his Mother raise Darrel to be a man of honor and integrity. Darrel attended grade school in rural Welch and graduated from Miami High School. After high school Darrel enlisted in the United States Army, after his years of service he was honorably discharged. After his discharge Darrel moved to Coffeyville where he was employed by Junge’s Bakery and transferred to Bentonville, Arkansas. He met the love of his life, Charlotte Snyder in Miami, Oklahoma on a weekend visit, soon after they were united in marriage on November 20, 1964 in Chetopa, Kansas. The couple started their journey together in Bentonville, Arkansas where they resided for two years. Together they returned to Coffeyville continuing to work for Junge’s Bakery, over the years he worked in sales for various employers retiring from Lawson Products in 2011. It had always been a dream of Darrel’s to have his own farm, together they have resided on there farm for the past 24 years outside of Coffeyville. Darrel and Charlotte were blessed with two daughters, Tollie and Tonya, being their dad was one of Darrel’s proudest achievements.
Darrel was a member of the Dearing Christian Church, the Keystone Masonic Lodge #102, and the Ft Scott Scottish Rite Temple. He enjoyed being outdoors and everything nature had to offer; hunting, fishing, golfing, rodeos, working his cattle, and caring for the farm. Darrel was a man of God, helping his family, friends, and strangers was just his way of life. Although strangers were not strangers for long, once you met him you were his friend and he was your true friend. Darrel was a devoted husband, a loving dad, and the best “Papa”, “Pops” or “Papa Darrel” to his grandchildren.
Darrel’s memories will live on through his wife Charlotte, daughters, Tollie Haymaker her husband Tom, Tonya Arnold-Arbeitman, grandchildren, Bradley Haymaker his wife Amber, Christopher Haymaker his wife Leah, Douglas Haymaker his wife Samantha, Gabrielle Arbeitman, Elijah Arbeitman, and Halle Arbeitman, great-grandchildren, Karson Haymaker, Isabell Haymaker, Piper Haymaker, and Charlotte Jo Haymaker, and aunt, Nina Arnold, uncle Roy Arnold, aunts, Maggie Williamson and husband Charles, Margaret Pliler, Danelle Willim and husband Doug, and a host of cousins and friends.
He now rests with his parents, grandparents, Dan and Millie Arnold, W.C. “Bill” and Grace Fromm and a host of aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Dearing Christian Church with Pastor Jamie Regis officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Dearing Christian Church and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Darrel's time on earth blessed the people he touched and especially your family. It was sad to learn of his passing. Prayers for comfort fill the space between us. We hope his entry into his full eternal life was peaceful.
Buck and Barbara WaltonTulsa, OK
Prayers to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Darrel was a great man!
Brenda YeubanksCOFFEYVILLE, KS
So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to you and your family!
Dr. & Mrs. Steve MillerCoffeyville, KS
I am very sorry about your loss. I really am. You all will continue to be in my prayers!
Scott HeltLenexa, KS
Sorry for your loss. He was a great man. Praying for you all!!!
wanda blundellvinita, OK
My prayers and warm hearts to entire family. Darrel always had a strong and gentle personality to show. Including straight shoulders and pride of being who God helped him to be. A grandfather, high morals, and Christian. Thank you Darrel for showing an upright integrity spirit.
Dear Arnold family,
So sorry to hear of Darrel's passing I am sure he will be greatly missed by all of you. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Ronnie & Kay White
Kay & Ronnie WhiteSouth Coffeyville, OK
Darrel, you made me feel like your best friend from the first time we met and made me feel welcome when I moved here almost 17 years ago. Thank you for your wisdom and knowledge. You are a good and honorable man and will be missed here. Until we meet again,
Your Friend, “bammie”
John HuttoSouth Coffeyville, OK
Darrel was one in a million. I'll miss hugs, smiles, and seeing him with Charlotte. Our love and prayers for comfort and peace. Know that you all are loved and he is walking with Our Lord in beautiful farm land. Peace be with you
Jim and Jo FalknerCoffeyville, KS
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and dad. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Karen Schell BartholomrweTulsa, OK
Our prayers go out to the family. Darryl raised a beautiful and God loving Daughter Tollie
Buddy and Patty GebhartMoore, OK
Tollie and family, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jo Ann OwensCoffeyville, KS
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kimberlee A HarpCoffeyville, KS
Dear Charlotte, Tollie, Tonya and all the family:
Barbara and I are so sorry to see Darrel go on ahead of us. We wanted him to continue here with all of us. But God wanted him now. We will have to wait awhile until God calls us home too. What a home coming that will be.
We remember all the trips we made with Darrel and Charlotte. We had so much fun together. Good memories last forever.
We were so glad Darrel got to be at the wedding. We were able to visit with him for quite awhile. He was so excited and proud of all his family. He always had a great smile and attention when visiting with him. We are so glad we knew him as well as all of his great family.
May God give all of you comfort, and in time, healing.
Our love and prayers,
Keith & Barbara.
Keith & Barbara FoutsCoffeyville, KS
Tollie I am so sorry to read about your dad. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Jim PercivalHot Springs, AR
We are so sorry for your loss. Darrel was a very special man and will be missed by all who knew him. We will miss him a lot!
Dan and Jane DouganGrove, OK
Sorry for your loss. Darrel was a good man and will live on forever in our hearts
Bill. MansfieldCoffeyville, KS