OBITUARY

Johnny "Big Daddy" Arp

September 4, 1944September 21, 2022
Obituary of Johnny "Big Daddy" Arp
Johnny “Big Daddy” Mark Arp, 78, of Ooltewah passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022 surrounded by his family. A native of McCaysville, Georgia, he has been a resident of Ooltewah since 1973, and was the last remaining Charter Member of VFW Post 1697 of Ooltewah. He helped start the Collegedale Veteran’s Memorial Park. Additionally, he was a founding member of the Ooltewah Cruisers in Cambridge Square in Ooltewah. He was of the Methodist Faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army served in Vietnam. After serving his nation, Johnny worked as an Elevator Mechanic and was part of the Elevator Union, retiring in 1999. He was the son of the late Joseph and Reba Isaac. Survivors include his wife, Eve of 57 years; 4 legged child, Lucky Dog; his sons, Mark (Jennifer) Arp and Michael (Cheryl) Arp; daughter, Malanna (Jody) Massey; Big Daddy was blessed with 7 Grandchildren: Courtney Arp, Kayla Massey, Joseph Massey, Kristina Arp, Aniston Massey, Jacqlynne Arp, and Chloe Arp; siblings: Gary (Linda) Isaac, Shawna Isaac, and Scott (Barbara) Isaac; he has several nieces and nephews and several special cousins. Pallbearers: David Orr, James (Uncle Jimmy) Nash, Todd Hamilton, Jason Cobb, Russell Bickle and Chad Pickering. Honorary Pallbearers: John Long, John McDaniel, Steve Rollins, Larry Bennett, and Bob McGinnis. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022 and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in the funeral home with son-in-law, Jody Massey officiating. Interment will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family would like to say a special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga for all the love and care they gave to Big Daddy. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions may be made to McKamey Animal Center at: www.mckameyanimalcenter.org, VFW Post 1697 of Ooltewah at: www.vfw1697.org or Hospice of Chattanooga at: www.hospiceofchattanooga.org. Please share your thoughts and memories at: www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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  • FAMILY

  • Wife- Eve Arp
    Children and Spouses- Mark (Jennifer) Arp, Michael (Cheryl) Arp, Malanna (Jody) Massey
    Grandchildren-Courtney Arp, Kayla Massey, Joseph Massey, Kristina Arp, Aniston Arp, Jacqlynne Arp, Chloe Arp
    Siblings and Spouses- Gary (Linda) Isaac, Shawna Isaac, Scott (Barbara) Isaac
    Several nieces, nephews and special cousins
  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Orr, James (Uncle Jimmy) Nash, Todd Hamilton, Jason Cobb, Russell Bickle and Chad Pickering. Honorary Pallbearers: John Long, John McDaniel, Steve Rollins, Larry Bennett, and Bob McGinnis.

Past Services

Monday, September 26, 2022

Visitation

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Visitation

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Interment