Donald Leigh Arbogast, age 74, of Oak Hill, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. He was born on February 14, 1938 in Layton, Ks. to the late Jay and Rena (Cadoret) Arbogast. He enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1955, where he served his county for 20 years, he retired as a Chief Petty Officer E-7. He received several medals and awards during that time, one of which was the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism. He married Rowena (Kuhn) Arbogast on March 23, 1961. They had two children, Donald Clay (Betsi) Arbogast of Oak Hill, Ohio and Carma Diane (Jerry) Adkins of Monticello, Ky. He had three grandchildren, Eric Lee Adkins, Donald Reid Arbogast and Stephanie Lynne Arbogast.
He is survived by his wife, Rowena; son, Clay; daughter, Diane; grandson, Reid; granddaughter, Stephanie; brothers, Dale (Lorabell) of Deerfield, Ks., Jack (Kathy) of Downs, Ks., Glenn (Shirley) of York, Ne.; sister, Rosie Carda (Joe) of Alma, Ne.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Rena; sisters, Barbara Arbogast and Emaline Kennedy and grandson, Eric Adkins.
He was a member of Monroe Chapel. He also retired from USEC. He worked in numerous other jobs over his lifetime. He was a volunteer firefighter for Madison-Jefferson Fire Department for several years. He was a member of the AMVETS Post 279.
Leigh never knew a stranger and loved helping anyone. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and his dog, Fritz.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Lewis-Gillum Funeral Home (formerly Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home), Oak Hill, Ohio, with Rev. Randy Hughes officiating and burial to follow in Horeb Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #45 of Jackson, Ohio. Friends may call Monday July 16, 2012 , from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences to: www.e-k-lewisfuneral.com