ForeverMissed
Daniel was born in Dayton Ohio on May 21, 1930 and departed this life Monday March 15, 2021. He attended Dunbar High School and graduated in 1949. Daniel was fond of airplanes and joined the Air Force after graduation and served as a flight engineer during the Korean War. After his service in the Air Force, Daniel worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic, subsequently he was employed at General Motors, Kimberly Clark, and then returned to General Motors where he worked as a Millwright until his retirement in 1991.

Daniel was a member of the Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and member of the benevolence committee. His hobbies include traveling with his wife Katherine, playing golf, fishing, and spending time with his grand-children and other family members. Aside from this Daniel had an affection for aircraft which includes model airplanes and was a private pilot and owned an ultra-light aircraft. Additionally, Daniel was a businessman with his close friend Marvin Hill who passed away in April of 2019. They were joint owners of H & A Insulation the first black owned insulation business in the city of Dayton.


Daniel is preceded in death by Goosbie Arnold is father, Ella-Mae Moncrief his mother, and Ronnie Arnold his brother.

He leaves to cherish his memories, wife Katherine Arnold, sons Rodger Arnold, Kevin Arnold (Valerie), daughters Kristie Clay, and Karen Unsworth (Dan) brother Greg Arnold, Cousins Bootsie Arnold and Kenny Arnold. His grandchildren include Tenille Arnold, Camille Simmons, Endia Arnold, Juanita Tucker, Jennifer Coley, Alicia Cotton, Shawn Stewart, and Chloe Lewis, fourteen great grandchildren and one great, great grand-child Journee Winchester, a host of nieces, cousins, and other family members and friends. The family will have a private service due to COVID-19.


Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory.

Posted by Karen Lewis on March 20, 2021
To my dad you were the best father parent a child could have. You don’t know how much I miss seeing your face and telling me you love me. Please rest in heaven there isn’t one thought that where I’m not thinking of you, I love you to the moon and back your daughter always.

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Posted by Karen Lewis on March 20, 2021
To my dad you were the best father parent a child could have. You don’t know how much I miss seeing your face and telling me you love me. Please rest in heaven there isn’t one thought that where I’m not thinking of you, I love you to the moon and back your daughter always.
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