Arnold Henry Messer, 82, Whittier, died on July 21, 2011 at the Charles George VA Hospital in Asheville following an extended illness. He was a resident of the Camp Creek community and was an avid gardener.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Divola Elders Messer, and his parents, Wilburn and Gertrude Ashe Messer, and brother, Reeves Messer, and sister, Gladys Davis.
He is survived by his brother, Raymond Messer, a sister, Galena Allison, sister-in-law Odeen Barker, and several nieces and nephews, and his little dog, Goober.
He will be sadly missed by his neighbors and many friends who knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be held at Long House Funeral Home in Cherokee, N.C. on Monday July 25, 2011 at 2 P.M. The Rev. Jim Sexton officiated.
In lieu of flowers the family requested that donations be made in his honor to any U.S. military veterans’ organization in your hometown.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.