Joseph Carl Arenella, Sr. 62, of Columbia passed away July 13, 2013 at Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bob Kelley officiating. Burial with military honors, will follow at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, MO. Visitation will be from Noon until time of service.
Joe was born March 6, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY to Michael J. Arenella, Sr. and Lillian Hartley Arenella and they preceded him in death. He was a U. S. Army veteran. On May 12, 1978, he married Carolyn Barnes in Harrisburg, MO and she survives. He was a member of Life Rock Church. He worked as a chef at many locations in Columbia. He enjoyed wildlife and visiting with friends.
He is also survived by a son, Joseph M. Arenella of Columbia; a daughter, Gloria Scherer (Quinton) of Wakefield, KS; a brother Michael J. Arenella, Jr. of Columbia and 5 brothers of N.E. United States ; 4 sisters and 5 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a sister.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Life Rock Church Building Fund, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.
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