Virgil David Arrowood


Virgil David Arrowood, 72, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in a Chattanooga hospital. 

Born in Athens, he was the son of the late Exia Inez Key Arrowood and John Willard "J. W." Arrowood.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Gerald Arrowood and Johnny Arrowood. 

Virgil was a U. S. Army veteran, who served in Vietnam. He worked for Renfro Manufacturing in Charleston. He enjoyed the outdoors including farming, gardening fishing and cooking. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Virgil was a Christian. 
Survivors include his daughter, Melanie Snyder (Jeff); son, Shane Arrowood (January), all of Cleveland; grandchildren: Dawson and Austin Snyder, Cody Arrowood (Julia), Caleb Arrowood, McKayla Arrowood, Seth Arrowood, Jeriah and Eden Hood; three great-grandchildren; one sister; brothers: Joe Arrowood (Linda), and Daniel Arrowood, all of Cleveland; several stepchildren, nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Service, North Ocoee Chapel, with the Rev. Gary Higgins and the Rev. Randy Pickel officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Fort Hill Veterans Section with grandsons serving as casket bearers. Military honors will be given. 

The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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