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James Allen Arnett

Obituary James Allen Arnett, 73, of Moss, TN formerly of Monroe County, passed away Tuesday, March 28 at his home.He was born March 16, 1944 in Monroe County, KY to the late William Eford Arnett and Delcie Ree Smith Arnett. He was a sound engineer for Bluegrass Music and a member of Meshack Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He was united in marriage on December 31, 1966 to the former Janell Moore.He is survived by his wife: Janell Arnett of Moss, two daughters: Sandy Bybee and husband Jeff, Lisa Jai Arnett Gore and husband Ben all of Tompkinsville, two brothers: David Arnett of Hermitage Springs, Steve Arnett of Tompkinsville, three sisters: Janice McLerran and Nelda McLerran both of Moss, Glenda Watson of Pea Ridge Community, four grandchildren: Garrett Emberton, Tristan Arnett, Keelan Arnett and Kinsley Arnett.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son: James Waylon Arnett, one brother: Wade Arnett and one sister: Brenda Arnett.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 31 at 2:00 PM at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in Old Mt. Hermon Cemetery.Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday and after 7:30 AM on Friday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.Memorials are suggested to the Old Mt. Hermon Cemetery. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Allen Arnett please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details Old Mount Hermon Cemetery Old Mount Hermon Cemetery Tompkinsville, KY, 42167 Visitation MAR 30. 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Visitation MAR 31. 7:30 AM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Service MAR 31. 2:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Allen Arnett, please visit our floral store.

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This man was certainly one of the biggest influences on my life. I met James around the time I was 18. He and his son Waylon played the biggest part in steering me to Bluegrass music. Many rides to festivals and shows spanned a long number of years. The biggest memory was his love for Jesus and his never wavering faith in the Lord. Dovie burgers with "dressing, salt and pepper" made its way into many days at Monroe music. I regret not being able to attend his funeral, but I hold in my heart a memory of a man that will never fade. My saddened heart go out to all the family, but my joy goes out to James because I Know he is with his Savior. I only hope that when my time comes to meet my Lord, that soon after I can set under a big old White oak tree with James, Waylon, Marty Geesling and many others who have passed, and that we will entertain Heaven with some of that Monroe Music that James made possible while here on this earth. I love you my dear friend....

marcus mann Apr 10 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family

Marsha Miles Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Arnett

COLETTE TURNER Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

To Janell and family James was a wonderful man and I no you and your family were blessed to have him in your life's. We will miss his smiling face he was a great friend to Caney Fork Bluegrass and will be greatly missed. You are all in our prayers. James is with the one he served for so long. God Bless you all! Love Caney Fork Bluegrass

sherron haney Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM