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William "Yankee Bill" Joseph Arnold Sr., 59, of Princeton, Texas passed away March 14, 2021 at his home.

William was born January 17, 1962 in Kankakee, Illinois to Shirley Arnold. He went on to graduate from Herscher High School, and never married, but had 2 sons. He was an amazing son and father and a great friend to all.

William was employed at Shapiro Center in Illinois until he hurt his back and was forced to retire. He loved fishing and playing pool, and the outdoors were his favorite place to be.

William is survived by his son William K. Arnold and wife Michelle Arnold of Kankakee, Illinois, his mother, Shirley Arnold of Hativille, AR, sister, Dana Mercado-Jones of Salina, Kansas as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Randell, in 1989.