WILKINSON, W.Va. — Arnold Lee Kazee, 75, of Wilkinson, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at his residence as the result of a hard fought battle with cancer.
Born October 29, 1936, at Omar, he was a son of the late Bill Kazee Sr. and the late Ethel Kazee Stafford. Also preceding him in death was an infant son, David Alan Kazee; brothers, Bill Kazee Jr., Loyal Kazee, Cecil Kazee and Fred Kazee, and sisters, Helen Dotson and Dianna Sipple.
Arnold was a Logan High graduate where he participated in sports, a member of the Central United Baptist Church, a Golden Gloves Champion and manager of several men’s softball and basketball teams. He was a retired automobile consultant, last working at Logan Motor Sales where he received many awards. At the time of his death he was employed by the Logan County Solid Waste Authority as an inspector. Arnold was an avid WVU and Logan High sports enthusiast. He was always working on projects to improve the sports facilities in Logan. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, boating and attending sporting events.
Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Jewell Raikes Kazee; his precious daughter, Susan Kazee (Jim) Brown of Monaville; two wonderful grandsons who were the light of his life and who gave him much joy and happiness, David Scott Brown, a student at W.Va. State University and Matthew Alan Brown; brothers, Jimmy Kazee of Peach Creek and Haskell Kazee of Wilkinson; a special family friend, Beth Wooten Kinder of Hurricane; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Central United Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Skeens, Rev. Glenn White and Rev. Bill Wooten III officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the Central United Baptist Church Christian Center.
Pallbearers will be Art Kirkendoll, Steve Browning, David Brown, Matthew Brown, Wally Thornhill, Nathan Thornhill, Pete Wiley, Ben Maynard, Wyatt Scaggs, Scotty Ellis, Shawn Browning, Darren Akers and Fred Kazee.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Billy Mullen, Dr. Sam, Dr. Ali Saudi, Dr. Abraham, Neal Scaggs, Willie Akers, Pete Spurlock, Greg Wooten, Bill Wooten III, Danny Godby, Everett Frazier, Mike Stone, Tommy Crosby, Butch Nisbet and all players of his former teams.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Central United Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1558, Logan, WV 25601.
James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of arrangements.