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Tow truck drivers, first responders pay tribute to Xenia business owner

Dozens of tow trucks and representatives from local law enforcement agencies and fire departments joined the funeral procession Saturday for local business owner Randy Arnett, who was known for his love and support for public safety and community.

Randy Arnett (right) pictured with his brother Tim.

Arnett passed away because of heart complications on Wednesday. He was 62.

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Arnett, a former Clark County deputy of 18 years, owned and operated Moorman’s Towing and Body Shop, 395 S. Miami Ave., with his three sons, Ryan, Tommy and Bryan.

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Arnett supported local police and fire departments by providing resources for K-9 training and equipment and he was instrumental in making Flag Day in Greene County a tradition, according to Ryan Arnett.

Randy Arnett served as a deputy in Clark County for 18 years.

“He was known as the go to for training and recovery needs of our first responders,” Randy Arnett’s obituary reads. 

Ryan Arnett said his Dad “did a lot for first responders.”

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“ His Dad was a fire chief and he kept that legacy alive,” Ryan said. “We will keep his legacy alive for as long as we can. He wouldn’t want it any other way. I’ve been right by his side the whole time. Nothing’s going to change.”

Ryan Arnett said his Dad bought the towing business in 1990 and at first it was a struggle to pay the bills but the last few years running the business became fun for him.

“Even though he was semi-retired, he would say ‘if you need me, call me.’ He always wanted to come out and reminisce with the first responders. He always had his hand in the cookie jar. He always knew what was going on.”

A convoy of tow trucks, fire trucks and cruisers from various parts of the region motored in for the funeral service at Assembly Hall at the Greene County Fairgrounds.

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“Randy was proud of the fact that his business was a family business, with all his children and longtime friends by his side working together,” his obituary reads. “There wasn't a job too big or too small that Moorman's couldn't handle together. Randy Arnett was the pillar of our community who strived to make his business, his family, and his town better.”

Funeral arrangements were handled by McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc.

  

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