Walter J. Arseneau Jr.


d. November 29, 2008

NICEVILLE, FL - Walter J. Arseneau Jr., 85, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. Walt was born in Milo, to Walter J. Arseneau of Milo and Leafey Farnsworth Arseneau of Jonesport. He was raised primarily by his grandparents, who were lobster fisherman and blueberry farmers. Walt grew up in the Jonesport/Lubec area. He had a business degree from the University of Maine and a master's degree in education from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. He died a lifetime Mason. Walt lived a full and colorful life. An aviation veteran of World War II, businessman, industrial union electrician/supervisor in various worldwide locations, North Carolina public school retired educator, real estate agent in Washington, N.C., and a varied assortment of other jobs in his lifetime, there was very little he could or had not done. Comfortable in the company of kings or paupers, Walt could bag a quail from 60 yards and knew as much about fishing as anyone ever needs. Married for the first time at 42, his wife, Grace Elks Alligood Arseneau, predeceased him. Grace was a longtime resident of Greenville, N.C., and a well-known registered nurse supervisor and instructor at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Walt will be forever missed by his surviving stepdaughter, Rebecca Alligood Joyner and husband, Kenneth; grandsons, Maj. Mark Joyner and Kristopher Joyner; and great-grandchildren, Skylar, Kelsey, Taylor, Bryce, Davis, Darla and Grant. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Pinewood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville, N.C.


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