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George M. Arnold

April 5, 1936 — February 17, 2023

Shawnee, KS

George Arnold was a native of Missouri. Born April 5, 1936, he was the eldest son of George E. and Jean Arnold and had one younger brother, Leslie Arnold. He was a 1954 graduate of Warrensburg High School and married his high school sweetheart, Dorris, on December 29, 1957.

He joined the United States Army Reserve in 1953. After serving one year, he requested an Inter-Service Transfer to join the United States Navy. He served in the Submarine Service aboard the USS Seafox before joining the Air Force Reserve and was ultimately called to active duty in the United States Air Force. His military honors include United States Navy - Honor Graduate Boot Camp Company, American Spirit of Honor Medal, Good Conduct Medal, China Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Submarine Dolphins, Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia.

United States Air Force - Outstanding NCO for 3rd Air Division – 1964, Strategic Air Command Achievement Award, Outstanding Airman of the Year for 3rd Air Division – 1965, Finalist for Strategic Air Command Airman of the Year – 1966, Good Conduct Medal (2), Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (2), Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon (2), NCO Academy Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Vietnam Service Ribbon.

Upon retiring from the United States Air Force as Air Force First Sergeant with the rank of Master Sergeant, he entered college attending Central Missouri State College completing his bachelor’s degree in education. While teaching and coaching at Warrensburg High School, he completed his master’s degree in school administration at Central Missouri State University and served as junior high school principal in Owensville, MO. Upon completion of his educational specialist at Central Missouri State University, he served as the principal of Versailles High School until retiring from education in 1995. He continued to supervise student teachers during his retirement. George was also an active member of the USSVI Topeka-Jefferson City Base United States Submarine Veterans Association and served as Past Commander of the Organization. George loved golfing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorris Arnold of Overland Park, KS; two sons, Mick Arnold (Kathy) of Springfield, MO, Tim Arnold (Lynda) of Lake Quivira, KS; four grandchildren, Katie Parrish (Brian) of Mt. Vernon MO, Ashley Boschen (Chris) of Springfield, MO, Kaitlin Coomer (Colin) of Mission, KS and Nicholas Arnold (Natalie) of Bentonville, AR. George and Dorris have been blessed with 7 great grandchildren: Jackson, Kharis, Ben, Henry, Tucker, Joshua, and Beckett.

George was a member of Lenexa Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, George Edward and Iva Jean Arnold, and his brother Leslie Arnold.

Service will be at Lenexa Baptist Church on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 10:30 AM with visitation from 9:00 – 10:30 AM under the direction of Amos Funeral Home. Burial and Committal Service "Honoring Those Who Served" will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 12:30.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Lenexa Baptist Church Missions 15320 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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