William J. Arnold, age 84, passed away on October 5, 2012 at his home in Manchester with his loving family by his side.
Mr. Arnold was a farmer, sawmill operator, mobile home builder and had served in Maintenance at the New Union Elementary School in Coffee County and in the Cannon County School System.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Harvey Arnold and Meda T. Wilson Arnold; children, James William Arnold and Cynthia Rae Arnold; sisters, Pearl Bates, Pauline Duncan and Earline Quandt; and brothers, H.A. Arnold and Willey Arnold.
He was a member of the Goosepond United Methodist Church. He will fondly be remembered as one who loved his family, friends and his donkey “Jack”.
He is survived by his loving wife, Anna Lorane Dennis Arnold of Manchester; daughters, Cheryl Anne Wilder, Sara Irene Broughton (John) and Donna Meda Johnston (Robert) all of Manchester; sisters, Mintie Arnold West (Grady) and Minnie Arnold Muncy both of Manchester; brother, Edward Arnold of Manchester; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be on Monday, October 8, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home.
The Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday morning, October 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Goosepond United Methodist Church with Reverend Jack Carney and Brother Jim Pugh officiating.
Burial will follow at the Adam Duncan Cemetery.
Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME.