Roane County's most famous chemistry and physics teacher has died. Roma T. Arnott, 94, of Spencer passed on January 25, 2004 in Colorado.

Arnott's students remember his outlandish ways of teaching, riveting them to the blackboard. His greatest accomplishment was the success of his students, hundreds of them who went into the field.

The Roane County educator taught for 37 years.

He attended Glenville College and graduated from Marshall University and West Virginia University. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spencer, a lifelong resident of Spencer, only recently living in Colorado for health reasons.

He was born February 22, 1909, in Roane County, W.Va., a son of the late Estace C. and Roanna West Arnott. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Macel Kincaid Arnott.

He is survived by sons, Robert A. Arnott of Greenwood Village and William Barry Arnott of Monte Rio, California. He is also survived by a sister, Juanita Simmons of Parkersburg, W.Va.; three brothers, Ralph of St. Albans, Kenneth of Dunbar, and Herbert of Cross Lanes; sister-in-law, Joan Niday of Clendenin; and brothers-in-law, Hiram Kincaid of St. Louis, Michigan, and Ronald Kincaid of Parkersburg, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 30, at First Baptist Church, Spencer, with the Rev. Mike King officiating. Burial will be in in the Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

As an alternative to flowers, contributions are suggested to Roane County College Scholarship Foundation Inc., 804 Summit St., Spencer, WV 25276, designated to the Roma T. Arnott Memorial Scholarship Fund.