Centralia High School Class of 68, Centralia, Illinois, Class of 1968 Reunion Information, Classmates, 1968 the Year


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Arnold Wesley
Classmate:  Arnold Wesley

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Arnold Eugene “Mr. Wiggles” Wesley, 61, of Centralia died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. He was born Feb. 28, 1949 in Centralia, son of Major and Marjorie Wesley.

Mr. Wesley is survived by two sons, D’Angelo Blount and Dortanian Blount, both of Mt. Vernon; six daughters, Samarian Phillips and husband Lamont, and Minyon Mincey and husband Horace, all of Indianapolis, Ind., Sophia Blount and Shirleta Blount, both of Mt. Vernon, and Renada Williams and Marjorie Wesley, both of Centralia; 20 grandchildren, Darwin, Markesha and Marshay of Centralia, Veronica, Robert J., Miesha, Mikel, Ja’Ray and NaMari, all of Indianapolis, Siniya, Rayona, Lamar, Keamonte’, Demarcus, Danisha, Damisha, Caden, Adrianna and Bryson, all of Mt. Vernon, and Mekkhi of Salem; sisters, Dolphonso Hill, Dorthy Walker, Brenda Lawson, and a special sister, Baybay Offutt, all of Centralia; brothers, Jerry, Stanley and wife Ivel, John I. Nathaniel I and wife Christine, Eddie and wife Linda, all of Centralia, Robert and wife Linda of Bloominton, and special brothers, Levi Williams II and Ossie Reeves, both of Centralia; two special friends, Vanessa Blount McAtee of Mt. Vernon, and Cynthia Williams of Centralia; a special niece, Ellen Michelle Starks; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Glen I, James, and Raymond Wesley; and a brother-in-law, Willie Lawson.

Mr. Wesley joined the U.S. Army in April 1969 and was acknowledged in 2010 with a donor of the year award for his heroism in the U.S. Army.

He was employed at Hollywood Brands for several years before gaining employment with the City of Centralia for 11 years. He then moved to Indianapolis for 12 years before returning to Centralia.

Mr. Wesley was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved DJing and loved his funk music. He had no problem telling the young generation about George Clinton and the p-funk. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his canine companion Diva.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Covenant Church in Centralia with Pastor Henry Dabney and the Rev. Val Powe officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia.

Irvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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