ANTHONY P. ARNOLD
Anthony P. Arnold passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Providence Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas. He was born on October 21, 1953 at Queen of the World Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri to Ruby Richards and Johnnie Taylor. Ruby married Leon Arnold and he adopted Anthony at an early age. Anthony was the oldest child of all his siblings, which referred to him as their “Big Brother”. He was preceded in death by both of his biological parents, grandparents, 2 brothers, Kenneth King, and Floyd Taylor, one sister Teresa Arnold and many friends and relatives. Anthony had a great personality and never met a stranger, always willing to listen and talk for hours to everyone. Anthony received his education in the Kansas City, Missouri School District starting our out at Sanford B. Ladd, Middle School at Central Middle and High School Central High, and Paseo High School, graduating in 1971. Yes, Anthony claimed two school for his graduation, and participated with both schools for all re-unions and activities. He loved to ride horses, two stepping, playing dominoes, bowling and traveling. He continued to ride horses until his health began to fail. Attending the Kentucky Derby every year was an annual trip that Anthony looked forward to for the last 20 years; where he developed friendships with other riders from throughout many states. Anthony was the First African American Director on the board of the American Royal, Vice President Twin City Riders, Rodeo Promoter, Dismass House, President of Kansas City, Blues Society, Minority Contractors Association, 18th. & Vine Redevelopment Corporation, Tom Bass Mounted Patrol, Cole Finch Lodge Blue House #186 and involved in many other organizations too numerous to mention. At an early age, Anthony accepted the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Earl Able, Sr. He became a “Shepherd Member” of First Baptist Church of Quindaro where his wife is a member. In 1992 Anthony started dating Pat Jackson (P.J.) and on 11/11/2007 while attending The Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada they became husband wife and remained inseparable until his death sharing an unconditional Love. Anthony was a real fighter, but eventually the Ugly “C” (cancer) won the battle and God took him home at 1:05 P.M. with his loving wife PJ at his side as he took his last breath. Anthony leaves behind to celebrate his legacy, a loving and dedicated wife, Patricia Jackson-Arnold, of the home, son Jarrett Ingram-, St. Louis, Missouri, Daughters: Candy Rex Cowings (Todd) Fresno, California, Sharahn Poole-Hobbs, Phoenix, Arizona Granddaughters; Aliyah, Chante’ and Kierra Cowings of Fresno, California, Hope and Faith Hobbs, Phoenix, Arizona. Grandsons; Raymond, Andrew, and Drewlyn Poole, Phoenix, Arizona. Parents, Leon and Mary Arnold- Kansas City, Missouri, brothers, Michael Arnold (Mary), T-J-Hooker all of Kansas City, Missouri, Johnnie Taylor, Jr. – Kansas City, Kansas, Johnathan Taylor, Los Angeles, California. Sisters Debra Arnold-Waxter (Reginald, Sr.), Joan Arnold, Pam Arnold-Holloway (Alton) of Kansas City, Missouri, Sabrina Taylor Dallas, Texas and Tasha Taylor of Los Angeles, California. Aunts, Diane Williams, Pauline Williams, of Kansas City, Missouri, Pat Williams (Los Angeles, CA), Marilyn Allan (San Bernadino, CA.) and Georgia Dickinson –St. Louis, Missouri. Uncles: Eddie Williams, Kansas City, Missouri and Keith Williams, Dayton, Ohio. A host of nieces and nephews, cousins, Neighborhood friends of 50+years, cowboys, cowgirls and the Domino Crew. In Lieu of Flowers, please make donations to Black Archives of Mid-America Kansas City Blues Society. For donation information contact Patricia Arnold at 816-589-3997.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 (noon) on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Private Disposition.
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