Melvin J. ArbieMelvin J. Arbie, 72, of Live Oak, passed away Aug. 18, 2003, in the Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Ore.
The Liberty, Texas native moved to Live Oak
33 years ago from Galena Park, Texas.He retired after 38 years from the Occidental Chemical Corporation as a superintendent, then later coming out of retirement at the age of 70, he started Arbie Trucking as owner and operator for long haul service.
In the last eight months he
began team driving with his
grandson Tommy Reigel.He served during the Korean conflict with the United States Air Force.He was a member of the North Florida Blue Grass Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association of Live Oak, and was of Catholic faith.