James W. Arnold, 83, of Hixson, died on Friday, June 22, 2012.
He was born Oct. 5, 1928. James grew up in Dayton, Tn., before moving to Hixson where he raised his family and retired. He graduated from Rhea Central High School in Dayton. He was employed by DuPont for 40 years. He was a member of the Hixson Masonic Lodge, the Chattanooga Scottish Rite Society, the Dixie Daisies Square Dance Club, and was an avid UT Vol fan.
James was a member of the Red Bank Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, and was a member of the Truth Seekers Sunday School Class and Prime Timers.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Marie Massengale Arnold; son, James Darrell Arnold; parents, Chub and Ethel Sexton Arnold; and brother, Morgan Arnold.
James is survived by his daughter, Lynn (Phil) Wilson; son, Lamar (Sherie) Arnold; and four grandchildren, Kim Arnold, Josh Wilson, Erin Wilson, and Katie Arnold; sister, Patricia Arnold, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 23, from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, from 2-3 p.m. at the North Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Reverend Bert Jones officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Alley, Jim Wilson, and the Truth Seekers Sunday School Class of Red Bank Baptist Church.
The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Collegedale for your loving care of our father.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Red Bank Baptist Church, 4000 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415.
Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn 37343.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.