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Owen Glendon Arvin

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[February 06, 2024]  LOWPOINT IL -  Owen Glendon Arvin, 83, of Lowpoint, passed away peacefully at his home on February 1, 2024.

Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday, February 17, at Carlock Christian Church at 310 E Washington Rd., Carlock

Service:  Noon, Saturday, February 17th at the church

Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

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Owen Glendon Arvin, 83, of Lowpoint, passed away peacefully at his home on February 1, 2024.

Owen was born on June 27, 1940, in Bloomington, IL., the son of Glendon Owen Arvin and Lola (Clesson) Arvin. He married Judith Kay Scogin on June 8, 1962.

He received his bachelorís and masterís degrees and joined ROTC at Bradley University, where he also worked as a student instructor. Owen then proudly served his country in the United States Air Force stationed at Rantoul Air Force Base as a Minuteman ICBM missile launch trainer.

After his military service, Owen worked doing commercial appraisals and then shortly after became an Operations Manager at Herschel Manufacturing Co. in East Peoria, IL. He then worked for Bill Pfister at Pfisterís International in Bloomington before purchasing that business. He managed and owned several implement dealerships. Owen then started his own agricultural equipment business, Owen Arvin, Inc., and others with the Case dealer in Bloomington and Graff Implement in Minier, IL. Then he again worked his own business selling real estate and doing residential and commercial appraisals.

 

Owen enjoyed playing cards, attending Bradley basketball games, and was an Oldsmobile enthusiast and member of the Oldsmobile Club of America. He served as a long-time member and an elder at Carlock Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Judy Arvin, his sons Kendrick (Jenny) Arvin, Kevin (Karen) Arvin, and Trent (Shannon) Arvin; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and his sister Judy Hart. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son William "Lane" Arvin, brother John "LarryĒ Arvin, and an infant granddaughter.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 17, at Carlock Christian Church at 310 E Washington Rd., Carlock, IL 61725. A visitation is scheduled at 11:00 am followed by a memorial service at noon.

Cremation rites have been accorded by Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Vitas Hospice and Synergy Home Care. Tribute donations may be made to Carlock Christian Church or Alzheimerís Association.

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