David Arlen, Sr., age 65, of Linn, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at his residence.
David was born May 10, 1946, in Keene, NH, a son to the late George P. Arlen, who preceded him in death in November 1979, and Eugenia (Whitney) Arlen who survives in Linn.
On November 1, 1969, David was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Bowen in New Hampshire.She preceded him in death on March 13, 1999.
David had been employed at Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City as the Housekeeping Supervisor for 23 years until his retirement in 2001.
David had lived in Linn most of his life and recently had been living with his adopted granddaughter, Brandy, her husband Rick and their three children, Barbara Ann, Ricky, Jr., and Kenneth. They shared his life and his love.
David enjoyed his life and his family. He also loved to cook, sew, canning vegetables and working on demolition cars. Country music was his favorite.
In addition to his mother, David is survived by: seven sons, David Arlen, Jr. of Marlow, NH, Dale Brown of Spofford, NH, Keith Brown of Argyle, Jimmy Brown of Linn, Robert Brown of St. Louis, and David Backmon and Joel Backmon both of Vermont; eight daughters, Tasha Arlen of Sullivan, NH, Jeneva Arlen of Chamois, Angela Fletcher and Shawn DiMatteo both of Vermont, and Brandy Mueller of Linn, Dee Shoults, of Russellville, Kim Hawkins of Holts Summit and Connie Gibson of Linn; four brothers, George Arlen of Linn, Steven Arlen of Loose Creek, Barry Arlen and Darrell Arlen of Sullivan, NH; two sisters, Lisa Beaulieu and Leanna Chambers of Linn; one brother-in-law, Edward Keller of Sullivan, NH; along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his father and wife, David was preceded in death by: one son, Neil Brown, one daughter, Kelly Pinney; one brother, Gregory Brown; one sister, Patricia Keller;two granddaughters,Selena Mueller and Trisha Brown.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2011, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at Morton Chapel. Interment will follow at Useful Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.