Samuel Berry Arnette, husband of Dianne Arnette, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. He was a businessman and community leader in Winnsboro who will be most remembered for his gentle spirit and devotion to his family. Mr. Arnette loved his wife of 47 years and generously nurtured relationships with his children and grandchildren. Nothing gave Mr. Arnette more pleasure than spending time with his family. A graveside service, conducted by Reverend Ethan Brown, will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Stephen Greene Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Arnette was born in Winnsboro, SC on September 10, 1944, to Maree Owens Arnette and Berry Feaster Arnette. He graduated from Winnsboro High School in Winnsboro, SC, and attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. He served in the Army National Guard for ten years before beginning his career as an agent with State Farm Insurance Company. Mr. Arnette loved his work and the people he served. As a member of Sion Presbyterian Church, Mr. Arnette was both a Deacon and an Elder. Seeking to be involved in the community, Mr. Arnette was the past president of the Fairfield Jaycees, regional vice president of the South Carolina Jaycees, and president of the Winnsboro Chamber of Commerce. A Paul Harris Fellow, Mr. Arnette was past president of Winnsboro Rotary Club, an organization to which he belonged for 40 years. In addition, Mr. Arnette volunteered extensively in athletic programs and touched the lives of many of the community’s young athletes.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Arnette is survived by two children, Sara Arnette (Todd) Rich of Chapel Hill, NC and Samuel Berry (Katie) Arnette, Jr. of Winnsboro; four grandchildren, Anna Bennett Rich, Rebecca Wallis Rich, Samuel Berry Arnette, III, and Thomas Murphy Arnette. He is also survived by one brother, Jason Hall Arnette of Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Rotary International, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, or to Stephen Greene Baptist Church, 500 Seventh Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180.
Due to Covid-19 and for everyone’s safety, social distancing will be implemented at the service, and masks are required.
Pope Funeral Home is assisting the Arnette family.
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1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston IL 60201
Stephen Greene Baptist Church
500 Seventh Street, Winnsboro SC 29180