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William Howard Arnett

January 26, 1950 — October 18, 2020

Bristol, VA – William Howard Arnett, age 70, passed on Sunday, October 18, 2020, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Arnett was a truck driver for 47 years and attended United Bethel Baptist Church.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Annie Ruth Johnson Arnett; son, Billy Arnett; and sister, Rosella Green. 

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary Ellen Felty Arnett; son, Jonathan Arnett of Roan Mountain, TN; daughters, Miranda (Herman) Wyatt of Johnson City, TN and Julie Ann Street of Elizabethton, TN; step children, Michael Meade of Glade Spring, VA and Tammy Shadley of Bristol, VA; brother, Lester (Bonnie) Arnett of Roan Mountain, TN; sister, Rosemarie Arnett of Elizabethton, TN; eleven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two step grandchildren; mother of his children, Shirley Arnett; and his furbabies, Little E and Boo Boo. 

Visitation with the family will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2020, in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Robinson and Rev. Jamie Hill officiating.  Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. 

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The family of William Howard Arnett is in the care of the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Friday, October 23, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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