OBITUARY

J.W. Arnold Jr.

October 25, 1921October 16, 2020

Columbia, South Carolina – J.W. Arnold, Jr., 98, died Friday, October 16, 2020. Born in Beebe, Arkansas on October 25, 1921, he was a son of the late J.W. Arnold, Sr. and Iva Mae Stearsman Arnold. He served for 23 years in the US Army, serving during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He also retired from Civil Service for 18 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and storyteller. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.

Surviving are his daughters, Sandra Nesbit (Ben) of Elgin, SC, Phyllis Epting (Marc) of Batesburg, SC, and Susie Day of Lexington, SC; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-granddaughters.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 69 years, Dorothy Arelene Arnold; son, J.W. “Sonny” Arnold III; son-in-law, Smiley Day; five sisters; and one brother.

A private graveside service with full military honors will be held in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 612 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29206.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Memories

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jimmie oliver

October 20, 2020

in loving memory of my great grandfather Pop I loved him so much and was so nice to me and ever one around him and gave me deer antlers as a keepsake love Jimme:)

DeAnne Cox

October 19, 2020

To the best Pop ever!!! Love you ❤️

Susie Day

October 19, 2020

Love from all of us Daddy!!!!! ❤️

Susie Day

October 19, 2020

To Daddy with love from all of us!!!!❤️

Susie Day

October 19, 2020

From your baby Susie!!

Susie Day

October 19, 2020

I love my Daddy!!!❤️

Susie Day

October 19, 2020

Fletcher Spigner III

October 19, 2020

I am so very sorry. I only met Mr. Arnold once, with his son, my friend Sonny, and I was impressed by the bond of the family. I am just so sorry.

Fletcher Spigner III

Phyllis Epting

October 18, 2020

When we were young we would all go to the swamp on Sundays, looking for a beloved dog that was missing after the hunt on Saturday. One time daddy was teaching us to shoot his shotgun. I was about ten years old. I landed on my back on the ground, but I hit the can sitting on a log.

Daddy and friends would fish all day and call their families to come to a fish fry that evening.
We had a lot of fish fries growing up and of barbeque chicken with those families.

Regina Dukes

October 17, 2020

Phyllis, Sandy and Susie,
I am so sorry to hear of your daddy's passing..I am praying for each of you..You each hold a very special place in my heart..Phyllis, I will always love you.
Regina

FROM THE FAMILY

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