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John Wayne Arnold, 41 – Passed February 21, 2019

John Wayne Arnold, 41, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

He was born on March 19, 1977 in Columbia, Missouri, the son of James Daniel and Lillian Joy (Henry) Arnold.

John worked in construction for the majority of his years and currently worked for Diversified Plastics in Nixa, Missouri. John was a free spirit; he loved riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing and working on anything that had a motor. He couldn’t sit still and had to always be doing something. He enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting with friends.

John was preceded in death by his father, James Daniel Arnold; his grandfather, John Wayne Arnold; and his maternal grandparents, Robert and Lillian Henry, as well as several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his mother, Lillian Joy and Joe Obed of Ozark; his brother, Danny Arnold and wife Melissa of Memphis, Tennessee; his sister, Samantha Gipson and husband Roger of Rolla, Missouri; his daughter, Falyn Hastings of Boise, Idaho; his paternal grandmother, Eunice Havens; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Graveside services were at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Cabool Cemetery with Robert Henry officiating. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at