John Dillard (Mike) Arms
John Dillard (Mike) Arms age 91 earned his heavenly wings on 9/18/2018. He was born on September 4th, 1927 to the late Robert and Ola Arms of Apison, TN. He was preceded in death by sister’s Evelyn Nunley of Apison, TN, Alene Vaughn of Chattanooga, TN, and his brother Leslie Arms of Lake Mary, FL. He is survived by his wife Geraldine Arms, daughters Tresea (John) Eib of Soddy Daisy, TN and Gaye Hudson of Harrison, TN. Grandchildren, John (Tina) Arms of Soddy Daisy, TN, Craig (Billie) Rogers of Soddy Daisy, TN and Ronald (Amy) Alford of Hixson, TN, Kami (Lee) McCabe of Maryland, Brian Hudson of Chattanooga, TN and many more great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
John served in the Merchant Marines during World War ll and the U. S. Army Field Artillery during the Korean War. He was a participant in the Atomic Bomb Testing. He was a member of the Tri State Merchant Marines, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post 159 and the National Association of Atomic Veterans. He was also a participant in the WRCB TV’s “Veteran Project” and was nominated for Veteran of the Year.
John worked in the automotive business for 42 years. After retirement he was employed by Killian Florist for 13 years. He was a member of Central Baptist/Abba’s House Church in Hixson, TN. He enjoyed being outdoors, watching his Atlanta Braves baseball and going to the beach. But his favorite thing to do was spending time with family! He was lovingly known as “Papaw” to everyone he met!
The family would especially like to thank the staff at Brookdale of Hixson and Soddy Daisy Healthcare Center for their love, care and support over the past many years.
A celebration of John’s life will be 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation is 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.