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 Herbert Eugene Arrowood

Herbert Eugene Arrowood

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 16 Apr 1996 (aged 66)
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 10931237 · View Source
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This is my daddy. Everyone called him "Herb". His parents are Eugene Hilliard Arrowood and Eula Maude Sparkman. He married mama, Mae, and they had one daughter, me, Linda Arrowood. Daddy was an Army Staff Sgt stationed in Germany during the Korean war. He had a sister and two brothers -- Larry, Hubert and Ina Mae. Larry lives in Gulf Shores, AL. Hubert Arrowood, a Birmingham policeman was killed in 1962. His only sister, Ina Mae Arrowood Coon is buried in Vincent, AL in a private family cemetery.

Daddy was a gentleman and a gentle man (although not a sissy by any means, haha). He loved animals and fed the birds and squirrels. He even had a Robin that would ride on his lawnmower to catch all the goodies. He loved going to Florida more than anything. He would disappear fishing and we wouldn't see him until time to go eat. I always thought he could do anything and, of course, he never told me he couldn't. He loved Christmas and when mama told him she was putting up the tree, he was the first one to put presents under it--that day. He owned a family gameroom/ poolhall named "Jackpot" and he loved that, too.

The last time I saw daddy was on Easter Sunday 1996. He cooked steaks on the grill and made homemade ice cream. I didn't know when I looked back at him sitting on the deck that I would never see him again. Daddy died that Tuesday from a massive heart attack. He was at the Jackpot.

My mother and I miss him...a LOT.


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  • Created by: Linda
  • Added: 8 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10931237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herbert Eugene Arrowood (25 Feb 1930–16 Apr 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10931237, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Linda (contributor 46788669) .