William H. Arnett

By Orleans Hub Posted 2 January 2020 at 1:05 pm

William Buddy Arnett

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William H. “Buddy” Arnett, 55, of Medina, entered into eternal rest on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2019, following a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Born Aug. 18, 1964 in Medina, Buddy was the only son of William G. and JoAnn (Stockwell) Arnett. He graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1983. Soon after, he joined the U.S. Army and served his country from 1983 to 1987 in the 82nd Airborne, completing a total of 109 jumps. On Sept. 22, 1990, Buddy married the love of his life, the former Tracey L. Winters. He was employed by the NYS DOCCS as a corrections officer for the past 30 years, at the Albion Correctional Facility in Albion. Buddy enjoyed motorcycles and was a lifetime member of ABATE. He also enjoyed hunting, four-wheeling with friends, fishing and camping. Loving husband, proud father, grandfather, brother and friend, Buddy was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Tracey L. Arnett; his two children, Bianca (Dennis) Mault and William (Verity) Arnett II; a grandson, Gunner Mault; three sisters, Connie Arnett, Bonnie (Robert) Lowrimore and Deborah (Joseph) Russo; his in-laws, Guy Owen Winters and Coleen (Missy) Slack; goddaughter, Shelly (Adam) Ainsworth; several aunts and uncles; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Fri., Jan. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Grove United Methodist Church, 11004 W. Center St., Medina, where his memorial service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. The Rev. Larry Eastlack will officiate, and military honors will be accorded by members of Lincoln Post #1483 VFW and Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials in Buddy’s name be made to Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 684, Medina NY 14103.

Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Please share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.