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Paul Arvis

June 19, 1929 — December 30, 2022

Colonial Heights

Paul Frederick Arvis, 93, of Colonial Heights passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022. Born June 19, 1929, he was the son of the late Louise Stanley and James Arvis, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Cleo Richards Arvis; and paternal half-siblings, Thomas J. Arvis and Josephine Scharffenberger.

He proudly served in the United States Army and obtained an undergraduate degree from Concord College, a master’s degree from Marshall University, and a doctoral degree from American University. He represented the U.S. Department of Defense as the Director of Procurement Research and Florida Institute of Technology as a graduate professor (Fort Lee). He was a member of the local American Legion, VFW, and Elks Foundation.

Paul is survived by his son, James C. Arvis of Florida; daughter, Pamela A Landen and husband, Charles Landen Jr. and their children, Brent and Craig all of Arizona; nephew, Thomas J. Arvis II and family of Maryland; and other extended relatives and special friends.

His children thank his devoted caregivers, Donnet Marshall and Chanel Brown for their compassionate and extraordinary care over the years.

A private family service is planned. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Online condolences may be registered at

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