Clair C. Arnold, age 93, passed peacefully on January 29, 2018 at his home. he was born on August 3, 1924 in Clare, Michigan to the late Calvin and Erma Arnold. He married Helen Jenkins on May 10, 1946 in Midland and they shared 71 wonderful years together.
Clair was employed by Dow Corning from December 1944 until his retirement in January 1980. Clair started in the pipe shop and was later in the planning and scheduling. He enjoyed raising his small herd of beef cattle and also taking care of his orchard and garden.
Clair is survived by his wife, Helen, children, Dennis (Janet) Arnold and Michael Arnold, daughter in-law Jackie Arnold, grandchildren; Wade (Heather) Arnold, Chad (Amy) Arnold, Brock (Jesse) Arnold, Nick Arnold, great grandchildren; Conner, Brayden, Emerson Jackson, Truman, Ellison and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by his son David in 2003.
A service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Pastor Don Duford officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday, February 1st from 4-7pm and on Friday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place following the service at Midland City Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider American Cancer Socitety. Online condolences may be left at smithminer.com.