Marvin Ellis Arnett

Marvin Ellis Arnett

Marvin Ellis Arnett

October 18, 1935~May 10, 2021

Marvin Ellis Arnett, 85, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021, at home with his family by his side. Mr. Arnett was born October 18, 1935 in Holt Florida, he was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County. He retired from Vitro in November (1996) as the Department Head after 40 years of service. Marvin attended First Baptist Church of Holt and was a mason at Mt. Ewell Lodge #131 of Baker, Florida since 1958. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, along with many fish fries with good friends on Yellow River.
Marvin is preceded in death by his parents Carson & Hattie Carr Arnett, siblings, Eugene Arnett, Travis Arnett, Rachel Arnett. Marvin is survived by his wife of 63 years Ernestine Arnett, 3 Children, Gwen (Jerry) Lovett, Ken (Karen) Arnett, Marion (Patty) Arnett, six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.


Harold F. Peek, Jr. (Friend)

May 13, 2021, 12:00 am

To the Family of Marvin Arnett:

I am sorry for your loss of Marvin. He was so kind and giving.

God bless you at this time.

Herb Grubb (Employee)

May 13, 2021, 12:00 am

Worked under Marvin's guidance from November 1979 to January 1985 at C3. Was a great supervisor and friend. Will be missed.

Jessica L Pridgen (Friend)

May 14, 2021, 12:00 am

Marvin was a wonderful man who loved his family very much. He will be missed by everyone. My prayers and thoughts are with his wife and family.

Gene McDonald (Family Friend)

May 14, 2021, 12:00 am

Ernestine and Family, Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. So thankful that Marvin came to visit Gene on Friday before he passed. They both sat under the pecan tree and talked about old times. Marvin told Gene that him and Snooky were some of the oldest living in Holt. I told Marvin we think of him daily because we find broken glass in our driveway all the time. Marvin had told us that he hung out with the Boy that lived in a house that use to be right where our driveway is. For some reason Mr King had lots of bottles laying around and Marvin and the King boy would throw them against the wall and break them. Gene has a lot of good memories with Marvin.

Carolyn Taylor (Friend)

May 15, 2021, 12:00 am

Wishing you and your family strength and peace.

Dick Chapman (former work associate)

May 15, 2021, 12:00 am

Marv and I had a lot of Vitro history in common. He was the living realization of “Git 'er done” and demonstrated that time and again. Our prayers go out to Ernestine and the rest of the family in this time of grief. As a brother Mason, I know he prospers in his new life.

Danny Lebarron Arnette (Grandson of Ernest L. Arnette)

May 16, 2021, 12:00 am

Prayers and thoughts are with you Ernestine and your family. I hope to meet you soon.

Danny Lebarron Arnette
Asheville, NC

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