John Arnold

Obituary of John Arnold

John Robert Arnold, age 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 12, 2017 while surrounded by his family. He was born August 4, 1936 in Bluefield, West Virginia. John was known as a hard worker, keeping a part time job up until his illness forced him to retire last year. He was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church. John was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Rosevelt Arnold and Rose Ellen Lindamood Arnold and 3 brothers, Claude Jr., James, and Paul Arnold. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Kathleen Arnold; his son and daughter-in-law, John Douglas and Deborah Arnold; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cleadith Ann & Herbert Halsey, and Vanessa Darlene & Ted Baumgardner; five sisters, Blanch Perry, June Widner, Nancy Dunford, Rose Dean and Mary Garcia; brother Curtis Arnold. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 2 step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held 1 PM Saturday July 15, 2017 at Grubb Funeral Chapel conducted by Pastor Mike Burton, Pastor Jack Rutherford and Pastor Guy Testerman with interment to follow in the Rosenbaum Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the funeral home.

Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.