Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 16, 2014

Geoffrey Lloyd Arnold

TRAVERSE CITY — Geoffrey Lloyd Arnold, 65, of Traverse City, died on April 2, 2014, at Birchwood Nursing Center.

Geoff was born in Detroit on Oct. 30, 1948. On May 10, 1986, in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., he married Vivian Loretta Miller.

Geoff enjoyed playing Plug it in & Play TV Games that included Pac-Man and Scooby Doo. He collected T-shirts, caps, cups, glasses of Michigan sports teams and NASCAR souvenirs. Geoff loved going to Daytona Beach International Speedway to meet different race car drivers and to watch the races. He liked to listen to rock and roll music, watch the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds and Christian programs.

Geoff volunteered at the Blue Lake Township Fire Department and Turnbull Fire Department in Smyrna Beach, Fla.

He won baseball and bowling trophies when he was a child. Geoff enjoyed life very much.

Geoff is survived by his wife of 27 years, Vivian, of Traverse City; sister, Geri (Tom) Kartes, of Grand Rapids; sister-in-law, Kathleen Arnold, of Mancelona; nieces, Maghan (Brandon) Arnold-Human, of Mancelona, Andrea (Jeff) Hoffman, of Grand Rapids, Julia (John) Zawacki and Julia (Kendall) Troyer, of Watervliet; nephew, Matthew (Cindy) Hayden, of Canada; and many great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Margaret (Young) Arnold; brother, Guy L. Arnold; and grandparents.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at the Presbyterian Church in Traverse City. The Rev. Dr. William C. Myers will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home.

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