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Joseph J. Arnold, Sr.

Joseph J. Arnold, Sr., 75, of Mineral City, passed away Wednesday evening, July 24, 2013, in Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia surrounded by his loving family.  

Born in Kimbolton, he was a son of the late George and Grace Burcaw Arnold, and was a Mineral City resident most of his life.  

Joe retired in 1999 from Kopp Clay of Malvern and Mineral City, after 45 years service, where he had been superintendent of the Mineral City plant.

He was a former member of Dover Baptist Temple.  Joe was an avid gardener, who loved to go camping, hunt deer, and go mushroom hunting.  

He is survived by his wife, Thelma L. Arnold, with whom he celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary March 2; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ida Alvis, of DeBary, FL, Peggy and Tom Carrick, of Dellroy, and Linda and Bob Boswell, of Harrisburg, PA; four sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Linda Arnold, Jr., of Uhrichsville, Leslie and Georgia Arnold, of Magnolia, Randy and Cindy Pittman, of Minerva, and Thomas and Sherri Arnold, of Bolivar; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther and Dave Alberry, of Waynesburg, and Mary and Joseph Harlett, of North Canton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and DeAnn Arnold, of Minerva, and John and Debbie Arnold, of Mineral City; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by a brother, David Arnold.  Services were held Saturday, July 27 at the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Pastor Richard Harvey officiating.

Contributions in Joe's memory may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. 

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the Mineral City Fire Dept. for all the help they gave to Joe and Thelma.  Condolences may be sent to: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.