David Lee Arney, age 74, of Salem, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd, in New Albany, IN.
Mr. Arney was born January 6, 1946 in Lincoln County, Kentucky the son of Walter and Eva Thomas Arney.
He graduated from Crab Orchard Kentucky High School. He earned a bachelors degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Then a masters degree in art education from Indiana University.
David taught art at Bradie Shrum Elementary School for 30 years. He was known for the angel Christmas card he did each year for over 30 years.
David is survived by his wife of 52 years, Anita Payne they were married June 1, 1968.
He is also survived by a son: Jonathan (Christina) Arney of Salem, and a daughter: Elizabeth (Ryan) Bundy of Salem, five grandchildren: Andrew Arney, Anna Arney, Alex Arney, Eva Bundy and Ogie Bundy, one sister: Peggy Stevens of Pinellas Park, FL, two sisters-in-law: Shirley Arney and Cindy Arney both of Mason, Ohio, a brother-in-law: Bill Price of Columbus, OH, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by two brothers: James Arney and Bill Arney, five sisters: Gladys Mae Taylor, Wanda Baker, Bonnie Brown, Rosemary Peters, and Norma Price, a niece: Rhonda Baker, a nephew: Michael Brown and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 3 at 11:00 A.M. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM and Tuesday from 10AM-until time of service.
Memorial donations can be made to Salem First Baptist Church Building Fund or The Washington County Community Foundation.