Billy Dean Arnold

Billy Dean Arnold, 78, of Hewitt, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Crenshaw officiating

Burial: Bosqueville Cemetery

Billy Dean Arnold was born November 11, 1940 in Moody to O.L. and Vera Arnold. He graduated from Waco High School. Billy married his high school sweetheart in 1962 and they lived and loved one another for 56 years. He coached girls softball at Northern Little League for many years. Billy worked for the City of Waco for 39 years in the Engineering Department. He was an avid dirt track racing fan and was known to love to laugh, joke around and tell stories. Billy was a wonderful husband, son, brother, dad, uncle and of course “Paw Paw” to three grandsons that he adored.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Billy is survived by his wife, Rita Arnold of Hewitt; daughters, LaDean Arnold Huser and Dana Cockrell and husband, Gregg; and grandsons, Joshua Huser, Zachary Huser and Carson Cockrell.

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. Rita, LaDean and Dana our hearts are so sad. My Dad will forever cherish their life long friendship and hold many great memories close to his heart. Some of my fondest memories were our family get togethers that Billy filled with smiles and laughter. You all are in our hearts , thoughts and prayers always.
    Rest in peace dear friend. I’m sure you and my Mama are already sharing some smiles and laughter. 💖
    Cristy Murphy
    Jerry Murphy and family

    • Dallas and Veronica Burke

      Dana,

      Sending our condolences to you and your family. Praying you would each feel God’s peace and comfort during this time.

  2. Michael and Rita Jones

    Rita and Family – It broke our hearts this morning when we saw in the paper that Bill had died. We have missed his posts on Facebook, but didn’t realize that he was sick. He was always so sweet and funny! He will be greatly missed by so many friends, like Mike and I. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rita and Mike Jones

  3. God gained another angel of a man! Was blessed to grow up with this man & his family my whole life, and boy did we all have some great fun! He was a gr part of many memories I will always cherish! I’m so very sad he’s left us, but am so very grateful to have had him in all our lives. Love you Spoony!

  4. God gained another angel of a man! Was blessed to grow up with this man & his family my whole life, and boy did we all have some great fun! He was a big part of many memories I will always cherish! I’m so very sad he’s left us, but am so very grateful to have had him in all our lives. Love you Spoony!

  5. Trisha Davis Harrell

    So sorry to hear of Coach Bill’s passing, my heart aches for the family.

  6. Ladean ,So sorry for the loss of your father .
    Robert Ashley.
    Waco High School Class of 1980.
    Blesssing to you and your family.

  7. Mrs. Arnold LaDean Dana so sorry for the loss of your Husband and Dad. Mr. Arnold was a sweet kind man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Take comfort in knowing he is now with God and I have peace knowing my Mom and Dad have a new friend in Heaven!

  8. Ladean and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I know how hard it can be. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family. Diane and I have talked about it the last few nights.
    Our thought are with you. Your mother and your family.
    Love and prayers to all of you.
    We hope to see you soon.

    Melanie Jackson Burman

  9. John l .Robinson

    My Condolences to the loved ones of Mr.Arnold . I met him thru the inspections he did on so many of the concrete projects that I was involved saddened in . He and I actually put the 1st (official) A.D.A. Handicap Ramp for the C.O.Waco . He was liked and respected by very many contractors including myself . We have missed him on our job sites . And are saddened to hear of his passing . May God comfort you in these troubling times . Yours truly : John L. Robinson ( Waco Paving Inc .)

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