Keith Arnold was born December 6, 1961 in Presque Isle, Maine, the first son of Charles and Olympthy Arnold of Jackson went to be with God on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Allegiance Hospital at the age of fifty. At an early age, Keith was an avid sports player, excelling in baseball while living in Clinton Sherman, Oklahoma, Maconaquah Middle School in Indiana and playing for the Northwest team in Jackson. Keith was proud to be a Boy Scout while living in Indiana and in Michigan where his mother Olympthy and Wanda Holmes were his den mothers. A 1980 Graduate of Northwest High School, Keith was Class President. Very active in sports, he was on the Football, Baseball, Wrestling and Track teams. As a member of the Northwest Track team, Keith set the record for the 300 Meter Low Hurdles. This record stood for eight years. Keith also attended Jackson Community College where he enrolled in the Business Law field. Keith was employed at Meijer Thrifty Acres of Jackson for fifteen years; Lynn Industries of Leslie for eleven years and at present, Brembo of North America. Keith loved hunting and fishing with his Dad and brother at a young age. His hobbies include collecting DC comics and figurines and various swords.
Keith leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Teresa of twelve years, married on December 28, 1999; daughters, Samantha (Josh) Bowman of Sunny Isle, Florida; Chantelarese and Alexandra; sister, Marian; brother, Kenneth (Katherine); nephew, Jerome; nieces, Tiffani, Rhonda (Andre), Ranesha, Shelia, Destiny, Sharla, Kaylee and Pamela Nicole; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.
A devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, Keith loved spending time with his family and many friends. He touched many lives and was loved by the people he came in contact with and his family will always be grateful. Funeral services will be held at Lily Missionary Baptist Church Saturday February 25, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. with Pastor James Hines officiating. Burial Woodland Cemetery. Viewing Friday 4-8 P.M. at the church. We love you Keith and you will be greatly missed. God loved him best and welcomed him home.