William Robert Arnold
March 25, 1943 – August 16, 2019
Born in Jacksonville Florida to Merritt and Sally Arnold
His Loving Wife of 53 years Pauline Hale
Sherrie Wehba (Michael T. Wehba)
Diane, Jane (George), Ginger (Millard), Tina,
Michael E, Sydney, Logan
Many Nephews and Nieces
Robert was a simple Man. He came from a family of 13 children. His highest level of education was what he thought he needed, because making money and helping family was the most important thing in his life. He relocated with his family to Oklahoma City in September of 1970 to pursue a better life. Started out as a plumber’s helper with Randalle’s Plumbing. He worked his way up to a Plumbing Heat and Air contractor. In 1980 he would become self-employed and own his own company B & R Plumbing. Robert retied form his company in 2018
He had many names starting with ‘Gator’ in his youth, we jokingly called him ‘Chuck’ as he resembled “Chuck Norris”. Paul Lovingly give Him the name of “Buddy”, and as a Grandfather he was then given the name of PaPa.
The nickname closest to my Heart was my HP, and I was his BP.
Robert was a fun-loving man, he truly enjoyed life and people. Over the years he owned many different motorcycles but his pride was his 2009 silver Harley-Davidson Street Glide. If I had to pick one thing that everyone would agree on it would be that he LOVED to tease know matter who you were. He was without a doubt a true friend, know mater the time of day or night if you needed him, he was there no questions asked. You would be hard pressed to find a harder working Man, He believed if you were going to do a job then do it right the first time!
The Lord called Robert home at the young age of 76
Although his passing was unexpected, he was in a battle with several health issues. I really believed he would be coming home, but the Lord did not see it the same way I did. He fought a good fight through it all and he was received into heaven by friends and loved ones that had gone before him.
I GET SO JEALOUS OF HEAVEN!
Each time the LORD calls one of his children home I’m jealous that he didn’t pick me. Robert was the LOVE of my life, My Best Friend, My go to Man. When we got married, some said we would not last. Boy did we prove them wrong. Our life together was nothing other than a Fairy Tale well at least the last 30 years, I could write a book. He was a great Husband, Father and PaPa. Until we meet on the other side, I will continue to live on without you and stay in tune when you want to communicate with me. As much as I want to be with you, I will go on and take care of things here.
Thanks so much for always loving me.!.!
Flowers are a beautiful sentiment, but like us, they too will eventually die. We are requesting that in lieu of flowers, please visit our go fund me account or Venmo to help pay for his service
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