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Mr. Andy Turner Arant, Jr., 64, died Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at his home in Oxford, MS. The funeral will be Monday, August 8, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Sparks officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:00 A.M in West Hall at Waller Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, MS.
Mr. Arant was born March 9, 1958, in Greenwood, MS to the late Turner and Sybil Arant. A graduate of Mississippi State University, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, before attending The University of Mississippi School of Law. Mr. Arant opened his own firm, Arant Law Firm, in Oxford, MS where he practiced for many years. He was a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club of Oxford, and was Boy Scout Scoutmaster of Troop 146 for 10 years. While Mr. Arant loved calling Oxford home, he remained a faithful fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He had a heart for mission work, traveling to Honduras to devote his time and effort to those in need. A talented cook, Mr. Arant found great joy in preparing meals for his family, who lovingly referred to him as their very own Master Chef.
Mr. Arant is survived by his wife, Debbie Prysock Arant of Oxford, MS; daughters, Kathryn “Libby” McCloud and her husband, Josh of Tupelo, MS and Rebecca Arant of Oxford, MS; son, Robert Kirk Arant of Oxford, MS; sisters, Carol Robertson of Indianola, MS and Kathryn Anne Arant of Bellevue, WA; and one granddaughter, Lindsey Gillis of Oxford, MS.
Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mr. Arant’s memory may be made to Boy Scout Troop 146, c/o St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Oxford, MS 38655 or online at https://standrews.me/giving, or to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486 or online at gifts.mdanderson.org.
Monday, August 8, 2022 9:00AM – 11:00AM
West Hall at Waller Funeral Home
419 Hwy 6 West
Oxford, MS 38655
Monday, August 8, 2022 11:00AM – 12:00AM
Waller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
419 Highway 6 West P.O. Box 1200
Oxford, MS 38655
Monday, August 8, 2022 2:00PM – 12:00AM
Latitude: 33.725, Longitude: -90.5817
Ruleville, MS 38771