Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Bobby Joe Arms

Bobby Joe Arms, age 76, of Shelby, died unexpectedly Friday, February 21, 2014 at his home.

Bob was born on September 26, 1937 in Estill County, KY, the son of the late James Samuel and Myrtle (Owens) Arms. Bob proudly served 21 years in the United States Air Force and was a ground radio communication technician. During his service he was stationed in Thailand, Japan, Bermuda, and England. While serving in England, Bob met his future wife, Marlene Sally Buckland. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1975, he and Sally moved from Michigan to Shiloh, Ohio and later settled in Shelby. Bob then worked for 27 years for his brother, Glen, at Glen’s Surplus in Shelby where he was the manager. Bob was a life member of the Shelby VFW and Shelby American Legion and was also a member of The Shelby Owl’s Club. He enjoyed spending time in southern Ohio on the family property.

Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marlene Sally (Buckland) Arms. Also surviving are: 4 brothers: Walt (Jean) Arms of McArthur, OH, Glen Arms of Shelby, Riley Arms of McArthur, OH, Johnny Arms of Shelby; numerous nieces and nephews; his loveable parrot, Herbe, and dog, Molly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Arms.

Bob will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Per Bob’s request, no calling hours or funeral services will take place. Memorial contributions may be made to Richland County Humane Society, 3025 Park Avenue West, Ontario, Ohio, 44862.

Care for Bob and his family is being provided by Bob, Catherine, and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Dallas & Mary Nease says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dallas and Mary Nease

  2. Donnie & Lynn Roberts says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. No words can express what you have lost. He will be missed by all that had the good fortune to have come across his path. Your neighbors From Shiloh

  3. Charlotte Ortiz says:

    Miss you forever, Bob…Love John, Charlotte, and Chloe Belle xxx

  4. Arnold and Lillian Graves says:

    We were saddened of hearing the news of Bob’s passing. Our favorite memories of Bob, was sitting on the back porch with Molly. He dearly loved that dog. He would always try to get her to quit barking when we came around, but you could tell he was sooo proud of her. Bob always had a smile on his face and always had something nice to say. We were so glad that our daughter Kristi moved next door to Bob and Sally. We always knew that Bob would be there to watch over her. Bob, you will be missed. Sally, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kristi’s Parents, Arnold and Lillian Graves

  5. Kristi Graves says:

    Bob was a great man who will be forever missed. Sending my love and continued prayers to you and your family, Sally.

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