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October 2, 1983 ~ April 30, 2023 (age 39) 39 Years Old
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Justin Ross Arnold, age 39, of Kendallville and Bryan, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2023 in Defiance, Ohio. Justin was born in Kendallville, Indiana on October 2, 1983 to Melissa Arnold Prater and Manuel Ritchie. He was adopted and raised by his grandparents, Ross and Beatrice (Slone) Arnold of Kendallville who preceded him in death. Justin married Amber Dawn Halsey in July of 2022 and she survives him in Bryan, Ohio.
Other survivors include:
Mother, Melissa Prater of Tekonsha, Michigan.
Daughter, Megan Messer of Goshen.
Daughter, Sydney Arnold of Kendallville.
Son, Hank Slone Arnold of Jackson, Michigan.
Son, Brayden Ream of Bryan, Ohio.
Daughter, Heaven Adkins of Bryan.
Son, Colton Adkins of Bryan.
Twins, Raylynn and Ryan Combs of Bryan.
Son, Justin Arnold, Jr. of Bryan.
Son, Stephen Arnold of Bryan.
Brother, Robert Newsome of Auburn.
Sister, Melinda Sexton of Kentucky.
Sister, Susie Holliman of Quincy, Michigan.
Brother, Dillon Rasnake of Columbia City.
Sister, Melinda Downey of Tekonsha, Michigan.
Sister, Stephanie Rasnake Wilson of Clayton, Michigan.
Brother, Joseph Rasnake of Columbia City.
Sister, Allyson Rasnake of Quincy, Michigan.
Visitation will be held Sunday, May 7th from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Stambaugh officiating.