Roger Dale Arms Sr., 53, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:59 A.M. Thursday December 27, 2018 in Ambia, IN.  He was born April 3, 1965, in Bloomington, IN, the son of Junior F. and Nellie (Capps) Arms.

He married Barbara Arms and together they had four children, Jessica Lynn Arms of Hoopeston, IL, Ashley Nichole Arms (Andy Cornelius) of Hoopeston, IL, Roger Dale Arms Jr. of Ambia, IN and Brandon Dale Arms of Hoopeston, IL.  He later married Delores Abrams and is most recently survived by his significant other, Mary Jennings.  He is also survived by one sister, Oni (Dani) Hart of Shoals, IN; three sisters-in-law, Mary Arms of North Vernon, IN, Mary Arms of Ellettsville, IN, and Nina Arms of Bloomington, IN; ten grandchildren, Levi Barger, Karson Arms, Braylon Arms, Bryson Arms, Emmitt Wood, Eastyn Wood, Huxley High, Brayden Cornelius, Bently Cornelius, and Brynlee Cornelius; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Virginia, Judy, Donna, and Carolyn; and five brothers, Gary, Jimmy, Danny, Lary, and Nile. 

Roger owned and operated Blue Sky Carwash in Hoopeston.  He then worked at M&N Pallett for several years and later worked at FedEx.  He enjoyed listening to country music, buying and selling cars, playing cards especially poker, and mowing his yard.  Roger also enjoyed visiting with friends, spending time with family and loved his cat, Nancy Boy.

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. CST Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. CST Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Dan Mikel officiating.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. EST on Thursday January 3, 2019 at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, IN.

Memorials may be made to the Morning Star Church 201 N. Chicago St. Rossville, IL 60963.

Please visit to view Roger’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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