Gail Wayne Arrowsmith was born on October 23rd, 1951 to the union of Don and Beulah Arrowsmith in Halstead, Kansas. Gail married Jo Schrag on November 26th, 1971. A few years later they had their first child Todd Arrowsmith. Eventually they moved to their current home in Newton, Kansas where Jo still lives today. There they were blessed with their second child Trent Arrowsmith. Four years later, there was a surprise, Toby Arrowsmith was born.
Gail was a gun and western fanatic. He loved John Wayne and western shows and movies. His sons can remember their father dragging them to fast draw contests across the country when they were younger. He was an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop #111. Gail worked for many years at Youthville in maintenance until his accident on July 4th, 1989. This was a tough time for the family especially with three young children but together Gail and Jo persevered.
Gail Arrowsmith departed this life on November 28th, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Beulah Arrowsmith. Family graveside service at Pleasant Valley Cemetery Monday December 4th, 2023 at 1 pm. Celebration of life 2:30-5 pm at the Chapel on Paramount campus. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Salem United Methodist Church, Elks National foundation for education or Good Shepherd Hospice.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife Jo Arrowsmith; brother Howard Arrowsmith (Carolyn); sister Doneva Arrowsmith; son Todd Arrowsmith (JoAnn); son Trent Arrowsmith (Marcie); son Toby Arrowsmith (Corina). His grandchildren Cattie Hammond (Vincent), Madison Arrowsmith, Natalie Arrowsmith. Step grandchildren Joseph Zavala, John Zavala, Thomas Valdez, Jackie Valdez and Shannon Valdez.