Gregory “Greg” Eugene Arnold, Ponca City resident, died unexpectedly on November 4, 2021, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident. He was just 57 years old. The family is deeply saddened by his sudden death.
He was born on September 24, 1964, to Ike Arnold and Amanda Sherrod in Ponca City, OK. He grew up in Tonkawa, OK, and attended Tonkawa Public Schools graduating in 1982. He furthered his education at NOC and OSU while working at Smith Tool. After working at Smith Tool for 15 years, Greg went to work for Continental Carbon and then later Phillips 66 until the time of his passing. He was an active member of the USW where he held the office of treasurer. Greg met the love of his life, Meilee “Sissi” Arnold. They were married on January 24, 1997, in Miami, OK, and made their home in Ponca City. Greg and Sissi were made for each other and enjoyed their time together. In January they would have celebrated 25 years of marriage. Anyone who knew Greg was touched by his kindness, sense of humor, and his willingness to help others. He enjoyed spending his time at the farm and was looking forward to retirement. He was good at giving his fatherly advice to his siblings and reminding them who was the better team. BOOMER! He was the hardest worker and most honest man anyone would ever meet.
Greg is survived by Meilee “Sissi” Arnold of the home; his mother, Amanda Sherrod of Tonkawa; seven brothers – Jerry Arnold and wife Rhonda, Mike Arnold and wife Lacy, Thad Burns, Wes Sherrod, Kyle Arnold and wife Megan, Brent Arnold, and Drew Arnold; two sisters – Sandy Hasenfratz and husband Troy, Kim Mayhall; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Greg was preceded in death by his father, Ike Arnold; and grandparents Harold and Louise Fesler; Isaac and Myrtle Arnold.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the USW Members and his Farm Family as well as lifelong childhood friends Travis Welch and David Dickover.
Services will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ponca City, OK on Thursday November 18th at 10am with Father Zach Boazman officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tonkawa, OK