Jerald Arnold

Obituary of Jerald Arnold

Jerald Wayne “Jerry” Arnold, age75, of Modesto, Il. died Sunday evening (January 1, 2017) at his residence.

He was born October 13, 1941 in Scottville, Il. son of the late Denzil and Opal Wallis Arnold

He married DeAnn Welton on June 16, 1962 in Modesto, Il. and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Denise Callarman (husband Terry) of Modesto, Il. and Kelly Davis (husband Gary) of Loami, Il.; four grandchildren, Brandon Callarman (wife Stephanie) of Chestfield, Il., Randy Callarman (companion Bethany) of Hettick, Il., Audrey Zachary (husband Jeff) of Palmyra, Il., Tara Davis of Princeton, Il.; two great-grandchildren, Grace Callarman of Chesterfield, Il. and Beau Zachary of Palmyra, Il.; one sister, Elsie Hettick of Palmyra, Il.; one brother, Chester Arnold (wife Shirley) of Jacksonville, Il.; and several nieces and nephews and great- nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Denzil Arnold, Jr.

Jerry was a 1960 graduate of Northwestern High School. He worked on government grain bins until being employed by Olin Mathison manufacturing ammunition. He later worked for Gray Lumber as well as Kaiser Chemical in Virden, Il. He also had his own chainsaw sharpening business. He was a member of the Modesto Methodist Church. Jerry was trustee of Modesto town board, a 50-year member of Palmyra Masonic Lodge #463 A.F. & A.M., as well as a past volunteer fireman and police chief in Modesto, Il. He enjoyed gardening and was a master gardener and enjoyed hunting. Jerry loved his community and his grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life with Masonic Services will be held 6 p.m. Friday (January 6, 2017) at the Modesto Town Hall in Modesto, Il. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Macoupin County Hunter Safety c/o Gary Wiser, 20619 Amherst Rd., Chesterfield, Il. 62630. Condolences may be sent to the family online at