Kernie Arnett, 87, of North Manchester, IN, and with ties to Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, at his home.
Mr. Arnett spent his first 23 years in Kentucky before moving to the North Manchester area in 1957. For 28 years he worked at Peabody Seating Company in North Manchester and then for Majestic in Huntington until retiring in 1995. He also became a member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association. He was a member of the Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God in Silver Lake.
He was born on Sept. 1, 1934, in Salyersville, KY, to Galen and Betty (Allen) Arnett. On Aug. 27, 1955, he married Rhoda Whitaker. She survives in North Manchester.
Additional survivors include a son, Robert (Sheila) Arnett, of South Whitley; three daughters, Carolyn (Frank) Holden, of Westfield, Lois (David) Wise, of North Manchester, and Rhonda Fruitt, of North Manchester; a sister, Susie Bailey, of Lynn; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald and Randall “Randy” Arnett; a grandson, Frank Holden Jr., and a great-grandson, Kingston Wise.
Calling will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake. McKee Mortuary is handling arrangements.
A funeral service will take place on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, at 1 p.m., with calling one hour prior, at the Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God. Rev. Justin Harshman will officiate.
Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley St., North Manchester.
Memorials may be made to the Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, Indiana 46982.