Stephen “Whitey” W. Arnett, 66, of Carlinville, IL died Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home on Carlinville Lake. He was born February 13, 1951 in Carlinville to Glen and Margaret Arnett.
Whitey is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kurt Arnett. Survivors include: his son, Paul Arnett of Frisco, CO; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Gini Dilley of Bradenton, FL; grandson, Rusty Dilley of Bradenton, FL; sisters, Barbara Dixon of Woodbine, MD, and Melinda Morgan of Carlinville, IL.
After attending college, he ran a painting business for many years, and then became a private investigator. He was a loving Grandfather to Rusty, enjoyed sailing and sailed the Atlantic and Caribbean with his friends on Tonga. He also enjoyed reading, photography, tinkering with electronics, and he loved dogs.
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 2-5pm at Heinz Funeral Home in Carlinville, IL.
Memorials may go to Siteman Cancer Center, a place that helped Whitey greatly in the last year of his life.