Jeffrey "Jeff " Joseph Arndt, Sr.

January 17, 1954 - June 23, 2012

Jeffrey “Jeff” Joseph Arndt, Sr., of McKinney, Texas passed away June 23, 2012 at the age of 58. He was born January 17, 1954 in Portland, Oregon to James and Virginia Ruth (Utt) Arndt. On December 19, 1981, Jeff married Colleen M. Lane in Portland, Oregon. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Jeff was employed at Frito Lay for 33 years in the National Sales Department.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen Arndt of McKinney, Texas; Sons, Jeffrey Joseph Arndt, Jr. of McKinney, Texas, Ryan Arndt of Memphis, Tennessee; grandchildren, Bryce and Blake Arndt; sister, Kimberly Jo Arndt-Budreau of Portland, Oregon; Mother, Ruth Arndt of McKinney, Texas; and his beloved cats, Tiger, Tank and Penny.

Jeff is preceded in death by his father, James Arndt and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, June 29, 2012, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 pm until 8:00 p.m., on Thursday evening, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas, 1411 N. Beckley Avenue Pavilion III, Suite 268, Dallas, Texas 75203, 214-947-4400 or 1-877-4A-LIVER (1-877-425-4837).

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I am saddened deeply to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a great friend of mine when we worked at the FL Rosenberg plant. I will always recall our adventures together in the 1974 Black Monte Carlo, aka "The Black Bomber." May the Lord bless you and give you His Peace. Michael Welhausen, June 28, 2012 I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Jeff has always been such a kindhearted and sincere friend. We went to Lynchwood and Centennial High School together, I have always thought highly of Jeff and valued his friendship. With heartfelt prayer, Lynne (Farris) Cigler, June 28, 2012 Coleen, Aunt Ruth and Kim, I am so sorry for you loss. There are no words right now that will make you feel better, only time can do that. I lift you up the Our Heavenly Father and ask that he fill you with HIs peace and His comfort knowing that one day you will be together again. All my love, Danny and Donelle Finuf, June 28, 2012 Though I knew Jeff for only a short time at Frito Lay, he made me feel as if we had known each other for many years. Jeff helped to make Frito Lay a great place to work. I am very sorry, for your loss. Erwin Loesch, June 28, 2012 I am so sorry for your loss. I was able to work with Jeff when he was a supervisor in the Rosenberg plant. Condolences to your family. Patricia Ann Reuter, June 28, 2012 Jeff was a huge influence on me, especially in high school. He was a good friend, and an example of how much living you can get out of life. His broad range of interests and activities was inspiring. His interactions with others, typically using kindness, decency, and humor, was instructive. Thanks for everything, Jeff Lothman, June 27, 2012