Maurice Arnott

May 10, 1934 - January 16, 2023

Maurice Arnott

May 10, 1934 - January 16, 2023


On Monday, January 16 Maurice Arnott, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away surrounded by his loved ones. He was eighty-eight years young. Maurice was born to Maurice James and Emily Arnott in Windsor England… “Right next to the Queen,” as he often said. Maurice served in the British Army and the Army Emergency Reserve. He served in the Royal Army Engineers. Maurice went on to work in the avionics industry and eventually started his own company, AMI Instruments. AMI specialized in the design and production of electro-mechanical simulated instruments and integrated training system hardware and as such frequently traveled to many countries.


Maurice was a gifted storyteller. He loved all things mechanical, especially planes, trains, and boats. He enjoyed many years of traveling, boating, and tinkering  with his “toys” alongside his soulmate and best friend, wife, Christina Arnott. He was a devoted grandad and loved inappropriate jokes. He is survived by his wife, Christina Arnott, sister, Jean Sayers, daughter Kim Anderson and her husband Sherwood, daughter Heather Shavney and her husband Justin, stepson Seth Day and his wife Sara. Maurice is survived by his grandchildren Jason, Kaitlin, Creek, Rosalie, Gabriel and Saunders, and his great grandchildren Mina and Levi. Maurice is preceded in death by his son Mark Arnott. The remembrance of life ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 24, at 12 p.m. at Butler Stumpff and Dyer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.


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  • Date & Time: January 24, 2023 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home Chapel

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2 responses to Maurice Arnott

  1. Sara Day says:

    What do you call a beautiful Italian girl?
    Maurice you’re beautiful and you will be missed.
    What’s for dinner?

  2. It is saddening to lose another stalwart of the flight simulation industry in Tulsa. Although we were not close buddies, our paths crossed both socially and professionally for 45 years and, as fellow ex-Brits, we shared a common heritage. Maurice had already reached Tulsa before the ‘British Invasion’ by aerospace engineers (not rock stars) of the late 1970s, and was to become a pioneer in a burgeoning business. Around 1981, in association with George Moody, he formed Arnott Moody, Inc., later AMI Instruments, a company that not only survived but thrived, and is now part of a major US defense contractor’s portfolio. It is an outstanding legacy for a quiet Englishman who settled far from home.

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