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Arndt William Secrest

January 31, 1934 ~ September 30, 2018 (age 84)

Arndt William Secrest, age 84, of Martinsville, formerly Spencer, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at his residence.  He was born in Patricksburg on January 31, 1934, the son of Alfred & Olive (Norris) Secrest.


Arndt was a veteran of the United States Army.  He worked at Rostone from 1960-1983, General Electric from 1983-1999, and was a realtor for Area Realty Key Associates of Spencer for twenty-five years.


He attended the Gosport Methodist Church, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #95 in Spencer.


Arndt enjoyed fishing, hunting, Nascar, & IU Basketball.


He is survived by his wife of twenty-one years, Bobbie J. (Gore) Secrest of Martinsville, a son, Bradley (Robin) Secrest of Bloomfield, a daughter, Lisa (Cris) Lunsford of Spencer, three step-children, James (Rhonda) Elder of Seymour, Tammy (Raymon) Darbro of Plainfield, Illinois, and Jayson Elder of Martinsville, two sisters, Dorothy (Buddy) Abel and Catherine Woempner, a brother, Harold (Margaret) Secrest, eight grandchildren, Carly Secrest, Krista (Max) Hinchman, Brittney (Cameron) Miles, Adam Elder, Cortney Elder, Hannah, Emma, and Rachel Darbro, and three great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Doris E. Secrest, two sisters, Juanita Brown and Ruth Eilliott, and a brother, Everett Secrest.


Funeral Service will be held at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 5, 2018, with Pastor Dwight Wood officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, with military rites performed by Owen County Honor Guard and Masonic services.


Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8 P.M., and Friday from 9 A.M. until the time of service.


Memorial contributions can be made to Gosport Methodist Church through the funeral home.


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