Richard (Dick) C. Arndt

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Roller Funeral Home Chapel
1700 E. Walnut St.
Paris, AR  72855
Thursday, January 27, 2022
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Roller Funeral Home Chapel
1700 E. Walnut St
Paris, AR  72855
Friday, January 28, 2022
10:00 a.m.


Graveside Service
Fort Smith National Cemetery
522 Garland Avenue
Fort Smith, AR  72904
Friday, January 28, 2022
1:00 p.m.
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Fort Smith National Cemetery
522 Garland Avenue
Fort Smith, AR  72904
I served in the Army.

Richard (Dick) C. ArndtI am a Veteran.

of Paris, AR

January 31, 1931 - January 23, 2022

Richard "Dick" C. Arndt, 90, of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022 in Gentry.

He was born on January 31, 1931 in Neenah, Wisconsin to his parents, Herman Arndt and Marie (Callies) Arndt. Richard was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean war where he received a purple heart, then the Vietnam war where he received two bronze stars. After his military service he came back to Arkansas and helped to found the ROTC program in Benton High School. Richard continued to serve the public when he went to work as a patrolman for the city of Paris and then after a short time the Chief of Police. He then went on to serve as a Deputy for the Logan County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Paris and would always consider it an honor to serve as the police escort for the funeral procession for those who had lost loved ones. Richard was a very loyal and honest, hard working man who was very devoted to his family, country and community. He loved to spend time in the outdoors hunting and fishing, going bowling and taking trips to Branson.

He is preceded in death by his parents listed above, his wife of 52 years, Barbara Ann (Birkhead) Arndt; one brother, Eddie Arndth and two sisters, Mildred Pakalski and Monte Burr.

He is survived by two daughters, Sallie Arndt of Paris and Paula Deleon and husband, Gilbert of New Braunfels, Texas; two sons, Eric Arndt and wife, Melissa of Gentry, Arkansas and Richard Kidd and wife, Kay of New Braunfels, Texas; six grandchildren, Erica Arndt of Ozark, Audra Arndt and Kyland Arndt of Gentry, Arkansas, Diane Bracey of Austin, Texas, Emma DeLeon and Stephen DeLeon of New Braunsfels, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 28, 2022 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris. Burial with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m., at Fort Smith National Cemetery officiated by Rev. H.C. Varnadore and Rev. Zena Featherston-Marshall under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.

Pallbearers will be Ron Trusty, Darwin Cross, David Dalton, Doug Morris, Larry Underwood and Preston Underwood.

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29 Condolence(s)
Scott Breed
Little Rock, AR
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Friday, February 4, 2022

So sorry of Chief Arndt's passing. He was a good citizen and a good man. He will, of course, be missed.

Brenda Miller
Bryant, AR
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Friday, January 28, 2022

Really enjoyed Barbara & Dick for many years. They were always so kind to everyone. They will be greatly missed in our family❤️🙏🏻 Love & prayers, Brenda

JASON MASSEY
Paris, AR
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Friday, January 28, 2022

A great man. I enjoyed working with him at the Sheriff's Office and hearing about his service in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is a hero. He is a blessed man!

LTC Timothy Farmer
Benton, AR
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Friday, January 28, 2022

On behalf of the Benton School District and the Benton JROTC Panther Battalion, please accept our condolences on the passing of SSG Arndt. He laid a great foundation for this program and I, along with my fellow JROTC instructors, hope that we can continue to have such a positive influence on our Cadets as he did.
LTC Farmer
MSG Billingsley
1SG Brashears

Cecil and Ramona Willis
Fort Smith, AR
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Friday, January 28, 2022

SSG Arndt was a wonderful person. My husband and I were both in ROTC at Benton High School. Wish we had taken the time to visit him and your Mom while they were still alive. We saw them at a Springdale Walmart probably 20 years or more ago after not seeing him since high school. He recognized me and we recognized him. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.

Clifford R Hicks
Cabot, AR
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Friday, January 28, 2022

Sorry to hear about your lost, your father was my ROTC instructor at Benton and had a great influence during my high school years and future. He'll surely be missed.
Cliff

John B. Sturm, Jr.
Honolulu, HI
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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Dear Eric and Sallie, I knew your Father very well. He was the first JROTC Instructor at Benton High School during the time I was in the program, 1969 — 1972, the first 3 years of Benton JROTC. There were occasions when I, and several cadets, would invade your home on Friday or Saturday evenings on unannounced visits. You were both quite young at the time. In later years, I would call him in Paris when he was working in Law Enforcement. I only found out today, Thursday, January 27, 2022, of his passing, and of your mother’s earlier passing. SSG Arndt was an excellent mentor and a blessing to many lives, mine included. You can reach me via my email or call me at 407-209-6981. Funeral Home Managers, please see that his children get my complete message. Thank you.

doris davis
Scranton, AR
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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Mr. Arndt was a very nice person and he wore his uniform proudly. May we all respect our neighbors and he respected us. God bless your family.

Doris Davis

EH and Carolyn Lensing
Subiaco, AR
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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Alice Bennett
Paris, AR
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Thursday, January 27, 2022

So sorry for your loss he was a good man! Praying for your family!

J. Allen Lovell
Bella Vista, AR
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

With remembrance, respect, and thanks.

Benton High School,1970
Jr. ROTC 1969-70
Major, US Army, Retired

Brenda K Brown
Paris, AR
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Condolences to the family and all who knew him. Praying for all.

Tonya Reed
Tucson, AZ
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

So sorry for your loss. He was always a min that used common sense not just the letter of the law. He will be missed!

Jessica Snow Bilyeu
Bokoshe, OK
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Good man gone but not forgotten it was nice to know him when I lived in Logan County . My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Lori Looney Binz
Ratcliff, AR
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Sally,
I’m so sorry to hear about you father!
Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family!❤️

jewell alene white
Paris, AR
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

i was priveleged to know Dick for many years not only as a family member but also was a co-worker for many years. I knew him to be a good family man and fair with all those he dealt with.
My love and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.May God be close to all and give comfort and peace.

Jewell White

Gayle Rupert
Land O Lakes, FL
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Sending prayers and hugs to all.

Loved working with Dick at LCSO. You are missed sir!

Stan & Sandy Hatcher
Paris, AR
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a sweet man with a big heart for the people of Paris! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family!

Ken Barnett
Paris, AR
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

I knew Dick professionally. He was always to the point and took care of business. And that’s the guy you want as an officer. He was much respected and will be missed.

Tammy Baumgartner
Scranton, AR
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

My condolences to this beautiful man's children and family. I worked with him at LCSO there was no better. RIP my buddy

Teresa Henson Schluterman
Paris, AR
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Sally I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Sincerely, Teresa Henson Schluterman

Emma DeLeon
Honolulu, HI
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Love you so much Grandpa! Give Grandma a huge hug in heaven for me ❤️

judy tuhn
grand junction, IA
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

sorry for your loss he was a great office he was fair to all . he will be missed prayers

Donovan Varnell
Scranton, AR
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Vicki Ford Furstenberg
Paris, AR
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Please accept my sincerest condolences. Always loved seeing Dick walk in the lawyers office when I worked there…he was a good man and I was proud to call him my friend.

James Tucker
Paris, AR
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Praying 🙏 for family sorry for your loss. Dick was a good friend and Co worker. Paris will miss him

James Tucker
Paris, AR
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Praying 🙏 for family sorry for your loss. Dick was a good friend and Co worker. Paris will miss him

Neal Wade
Paris, AR
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Monday, January 24, 2022

Thoughts and prayers prayers
Dick was a good friend of My Family

Prayers
Neal and Tamara Wade

Yvonne Hickman Moffet
Ozark, AR
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Monday, January 24, 2022

Sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Arndt he was a good man n police officer. May God bless all the family in your time of grief!