Harold Arionus Obituary

Harold William Arionus
Harold William Arionus

June 11, 1955 - December 12, 2020
Born in Vancouver, Washington
Resided in Vancouver, Washington
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Harold William (Billy Hal) Arionus died peacefully Dec. 12, 2020, at his home in Vancouver, WA. He was born June 11, 1955, to William Arionus and Carolyn Stokes in Vancouver. Billy was a 1973 graduate of Evergreen High School.

Bill was a Christian, a poet, a philosopher and a philanthropist who spread love and joy to all he met. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he served near Vietnam when he met and shook hands with Muhammad Ali. Bill lived life hard and fast. He was quick to learn and master many trades, only to get bored with the first and move on to the next. He loved to party and may have overindulged a time or two. He was the greatest bartender you would ever want to meet. Friendly, energetic and always knew exactly what to say. He definitely had the gift of gab. Bill always had a strong work ethic, natural leadership ability and a drive that took him all the over world. No matter where Bill went, Vancouver was always his hometown.

Billy Hal is survived by his brothers, Chad and Wade; daughter, Amy Shanks; son, Jerrold Arionus; and possibly several more spread across this great world of ours. He was very proud of his nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Arionus Jr and Carolyn Stokes.

There will be a celebration of life Thursday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend at Church of Truth, 5555 Ocean Beach Hwy., Longview, WA.

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Funeral Home
Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel
3414 NE 52nd Street #101
Vancouver, WA US 98661