Dale Vasper Arnett, age 62, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2019, at Ballad Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Kingsport, Tennessee. He was born on July 15, 1956, in Greeneville, Tennessee to Bessie Beatrice (Rader) Arnett and the late Louis Arnett.
Raised in Greeneville and a resident of Kingsport, Dale graduated from Greeneville High School and later served in the US Navy and retired from the Army National Guard. He was also employed by Eastman Chemical Company; he retired after 32 years of service.
He was a motorcyclist who traveled up and down the East Coast. He truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, chatting daily with his family and friends; and spending quality time with his mother, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and of course his in-laws and (buddy) Jordan. He had a loving and generous heart with the ability to reach people in deep and positive ways.
Dale was a faithful member of Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church where he was President of the Brotherhood and an Usher until he was unable to perform those duties due to his most recent illness.
Dale was predeceased by his brother, Darrell “Brown Leg” Arnett, and sisters, Frances Weems and Beulah Lee.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 30 years, Debra Arnett; mother, Bessie Beatrice Rader Arnett; daughters, Crystal Lewis, Drena Arnett Gilliam, Dama (Darius) Doyle, Melia Arnett (Adrian) Archie, Starla Arnett (Wes) Angel; brother, Robert L. Arnett; sisters, Darlynn (Larry) McCrae, Georgia Kyle, Sylvia Riley, Phyllis Blevins; as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Homegoing services for Mr. Dale Arnett will be conducted Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 5 pm from Shiloh Baptist Church, 712 E. Sevier Avenue, Kingsport TN. The family will receive friends from 3 pm until the hour of service.
He will be laid to rest Monday, January 14, 2019, at 10:45 am in the VA National Cemetery, Mt Home, TN.