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Joe David Arganbright

April 28, 1943 — November 28, 2023


Joe David Arganbright, age 80, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, passed away on November 28, 2023 after unfortunate complications from a fall and subsequent pneumonia at Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.  He was surrounded by the support, love and care of his children and grandchildren. Joe was born on April 28, 1943 in West Jefferson, Ohio, to Ray and Oleta (Zucker) Arganbright. He is survived by his three children; Rick (Mo) Arganbright of Lancaster, Ohio, Julie (Scott) Walters of Pataskala, Ohio, and Christine Farris (Scott Peacock) of Delaware, Ohio, brother Deane (Sue) Arganbright of Spokane, Washington, and brother Jim, aka Jiggers (Shirley) Arganbright of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, sister in law Phyllis (Bootie) Arganbright, of Huntley, Illinois, sister in law, Joanne Jamieson of Carbondale, Illinois and sister in law Peggy (Joe) Scono of Daniels, West Virginia. Joe was blessed and is survived by grandchildren: William Guillion (Amanda) (Little Willie), Kurt Arganbright, Chelsea Arganbright, Amber Farris, Michael Farris, Chelsea (Greg) Wilson and Lenae (Mike) Walters as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends who are left to cherish his memory. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Oleta Arganbright, twin brother John Arganbright and nephew Todd Arganbright. Joe attended Grandview Heights schools and graduated in 1961. Joe was a stand out athlete participating as co captain of both basketball and baseball teams and is recognized in the GHHS Hall of Fame. He was recognized as "the best school citizen and friendliest boy with the best personality" in his senior year. These qualities rang true of Joe throughout his life. The Grandview community was always dear to Joe's heart. He served on Grandview's City Council in his early 20s.

After high school, Joe played four years of basketball and baseball while attending Muskingum College in New Cord, Ohio. Joe is recognized in the Muskingum Hall of Fame. He joined the Mace Fraternity and made many lifelong friends. Joe went on to attend Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned his master's degree in business. One of Joe's greatest accomplishments was the creation of his insurance business. Joe started Tabit Arganbright & Associates with a beloved friend and business partner, Margaret Tabit, in 1976. Thereafter, in 2003, Jay Hazelbaker merged with Joe and Margaret to establish Tabit Arganbright Hazelbaker (TAH Benefits.) This enterprise of partners and clients became a treasured extended family for Joe. Over the course of Joe's life, he was a member of many clubs and organizations, too many to mention. Joe's personality was large. He never met a stranger. He was able to connect with each and every person he met through genuine interest and selfless listening skills. Throughout life, Joe loved the art of "pulling pranks."  Among his favorites was his infamous "Circle Game" and his impersonation of "Carnac the Magnificent."  Needless to say, Joe was a happy and fun loving person who cherished his family and many friends. He will be so missed.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on January 6, 2024 at Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082, with Pastor Frank Carl officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with the service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 1221 Merit Drive, Suite 1950

Dallas, TX 75251


Grandview Heights Alumni Association


P.O. Box 1216

Columbus, Ohio 43212







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