Tony Neal Arnett, born on November 9, 1958, in Florence, AL, was a beloved son and husband. He was the son of the late H.F. Jr and Faye Hensley Arnett. On April 6, 1979, Tony married the love of his life, Teresa Ann Robertson. Together, they shared a beautiful journey filled with love and cherished memories.
Tony was employed for many years at Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company, he then found his passion in being a cattle farmer. The serene countryside became his sanctuary as he nurtured the land and tended to the cattle. He was a man of unwavering faith and a devoted member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Iron City, TN. Tony's compassion extended beyond the church walls as he actively participated in the Collinwood Christian Hunters Outreach program.
Tony loved the Lord and all things outdoors. In the earlier years, it was him, Teresa and their three girls. The later years was him, Teresa and their three grandsons that meant the world to Tony. You could always find him in the woods hunting a big buck or fishing with his family. He was a cattle farmer and enjoyed spending time and working the farm with his family and brothers. Sunday mornings were spent leading songs with the church family he loved. He always knew how to make everyone smile and get a laugh. He made friends everywhere he went. Everyone that met him loved him.
On August 27, 2023, Tony peacefully passed away in Florence, AL at the age of 64 years, 9 months, and 18 days. He leaves behind a legacy of love that will forever be treasured by those who were fortunate enough to know him.
Tony is survived by his devoted wife Teresa Ann Robertson Arnett of Iron City, TN; his loving daughters, Shelby Arnett Borum of Culleoka, TN, Haley Robbins (Casey) of Iron City, TN, and Kayla Arnett stationed in Alaska. He is also survived by his caring brothers, Randall Arnett (Marguerita) of Iron City, TN, Jeff Arnett (Teresa) of Collinwood, TN, and Darin Arnett (Donna) of Iron City, TN. Tony's kind spirit will be deeply missed by his cherished grandchildren, Gauge Borum, Ty Robbins, and Wyatt Robbins. Additionally, he leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors whose lives he touched with love.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm service time at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Collinwood, TN.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Collinwood, TN, with Blake Quillen and Alan McCall officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery at Iron City, TN with Shackelford Funeral Directors assisting the family.
In honor of Tony's memory and his passions that brought him joy in life, his family kindly requests memorial donations be made to either the Collinwood Christian Hunters Outreach-c/o Wayne County Bank or the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Cemetery Fund-P.O. Box 154 Collinwood, TN 38450 instead of sending flowers.