Funeral service for Hugh Marshall Arney, Sr. age 79, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 11 AM Friday, December 27, 2019 at Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Boonshill Cemetery.
Marshall was born February 26, 1940 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Tom Crawford and Katie Ruth West Arney. Mr. Arney was a 1958 graduate of Boonshill High School. After high school he attended Draughon’s Business College and served in the TN National Guard. Marshall retired from A Wiley & Associates and worked as a project manager with AMTEC Corporation both in Huntsville, AL.
Marshall loved the Lord, life, his family, and serving his community. He was a member of the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, a Sunday School teacher, and on the safety committee. Mr. Arney also severed on the Fayetteville Public Utilities Board of Directors, Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities, and was a Boy Scout Leader.
Marshall was very active in the Fayetteville Lions Club. He joined Lions Club International in May of 1969. Over the years Marshall has earned many awards including the Melvin Jones Fellow, Fayetteville Lion of the Year and Lion of the Decade, District 12-S Lion of the Year, and 50 years of devoted service to Lions in 2019. Marshall served on several committees and chaired the Historical/Museum and Basketball Tip-Off Games Committees. He has held several officer positions including King Lion and most famously known as the Tail Twister.
Marshall enjoyed fishing, gardening, grilling, driving tractor at Lyon’s Family Farm, and eating breakfast at Honey’s Restaurant. He never met a stranger.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Myra Smith Arney; daughter, Melanie (Johnny) Pitcock; son, Hugh Arney; grandchildren, Harrison Arney, Olivia Arney and Jack Pitcock; sister, Arlene Sanders; and numerous friends. In addition to his parents, Marshall was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Catherine Rae Pitcock.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 4 PM until 7 PM at Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1015 Lewisburg Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or the Fayetteville Lions Club, P.O. Box 217, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Hugh Marshall Arney, Sr.