Nigel Arnold

Nigel Arnold, 79, of Greenfield, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born to Fredrick and Alma (Haynes) Arnold on November 29, 1932.

He was born, raised and educated in England and came to this country in the late 1940’s. Nigel settled in Indianapolis where he worked for AT&T and Lucent Technologies. He retired from there in 1985 where he and his first wife, Faye then built a home in Sharps Chappel, Tennessee. After his wife passed, he returned to Indianapolis and married Kaye Eckert and although they separated, they remained lifetime friends. After Nigel’s retirement he was able to fulfill a lifetime dream and become a private pilot. He also enjoyed photography, euchre and volunteering.

Surviving him are his daughter, Nikki (Byron) DeCoursey; and brother, Peter (Frances) Arnold. Preceding him in death were his parents, Fredrick and Alma; wife, Faye; and sister, Beryl.

Visitation will be on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Burial will be at later date in Tennessee.

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