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 Archillous Adair “Archie” Arnold

Archillous Adair “Archie” Arnold

Birth
USA
Death 21 Apr 1982 (aged 61)
Hicksville, Defiance County, Ohio, USA
Burial Scipio Township, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 14005059 · View Source
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The tombstone of Archie is recognized by two parking meters. Arnold, a prankster in life, arranged to have his tomb marked on either side by antique parking meters, with their dials set to "EXPIRED." He knew that he was dying from liver disease, so he decided on his final practical joke. The idea began when in Hicksville, Ohio, Archie backed over two parking meters. After paying for their replacements, he asked the Sheriff if he could have the damaged meters. He took them home, put new pipes on for the stands, painted them black, welded the coin slot so it couldn't be changed, and modified his will. He stated that upon his death, one was to be placed on each end of his monument.


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"FEAR THE LORD AND TELL THE PEOPLE WHAT THAT WANT"


  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 20 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14005059
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archillous Adair “Archie” Arnold (18 Oct 1920–21 Apr 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14005059, citing Scipio Cemetery, Scipio Township, Allen County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .