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Walter K. Arms, 79, of Hoopeston, formerly of Kentucky, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017, at Heartland Manor Care, in Paxton.
Mr. Arms was born on Nov. 29, 1937, in Marrowbone, Ky., the son of Gordon and Roxie (Huckleby) Arms. He was raised by his grandparents, John and Lou Huckleby.
He is survived by one daughter, Brenda (Joey) Garner of Burkesville, Ky.; special friend, Nettie Kelnhofer of Hoopeston; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James "Buster" Walter Arms; and his sister, Phyllis.
Mr. Arms worked as a truck driver and he also worked at Harrison Steal and Elrod's Tree Service, in Indiana. Walter enjoyed fishing, working and walking everywhere in Hoopeston. He loved to stop by and spend time visiting with people and telling his stories.
A Celebration of Walter K. Arms Life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston. Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. The family has entrusted Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Walter's life. Memories or photos may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.
Published on April 4, 2017
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