William Bill Azro Arnold

October 23, 1932February 14, 2012

William Azro "Bill" Arnold, Louisville, KY, passed away at his home on February 14, 2012. Bill was born on October 23, 1932 in Butler County, KY, to Cecil and Grace (Wester) Arnold. Bill was a proud veteran of the US Air Force. He retired from Naval Air Systems Command in Washington, D.C., after years as a civilian Logistics Management Specialist. He was a member of Parkland Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. Bill was a gentle man of strong Christian faith, active in church throughout his life as a deacon, pastor, and teacher. He was a respected mentor to many in family, church, and career, passing along his leadership skills and wisdom to succeeding generations. Bill was a graduate of Georgetown (KY) College, double-majoring in Bible and History. He enjoyed photography, genealogy, and technology, and worked with stained glass. Bill frequently wrote poetry inspired by his faith, and wrote several stories about his childhood in Butler County, KY. Bill is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Norma Brown Arnold, of Louisville, KY; daughters Christa Coleman (husband Michael) of Woodbridge, VA, and Melissa Collins (husband Jimmy) of Columbus, IN; grandson Zachary William Arnold of Mechanicsville, VA; sister Louise Arnold of Myrtle Beach, SC; and brother Darrel Arnold (wife Libby) of Louisville, KY, and sister-in-law Hazel Vincent Arnold of Powderly, KY, and several beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother Chester Elmo Arnold. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Morgantown, KY, on Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 pm CST. In lieu of flowers, Bill desired that contributions be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus, IN. where online condolences to the family may be made at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Wayne Roberts

February 23, 2012

Norma, my Dad and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Anthony & Lynn Manuel

February 21, 2012

We are sorry to hear the sad news of Bill's passing. May Jesus hold him in His arms and give you comfort that Bill is with our Heavenly Father. Bill will be missed.

Bonnie Weck

February 21, 2012

Bill was also a dedicated visitor for Mended Hearts Chapter 11. He will be greatly missed. He helped so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mended Hearts Chapter 11.

American Heart Association

February 21, 2012

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Viola Miller

February 20, 2012

Norma, I have fond memories of the time you and Bill were part of the Downtown Baptist family. It was a blessing to know and serve along side both of you. I know Bill will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during the difficult days ahead.

February 18, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill but we know he is with God and Happy, Bill was a Christian Man, RED AND BRENDA DORMAN

February 17, 2012

It was our privllege to know and serve with this wonderful Christian man at Parkland Baptist Church. He was a commited soul winner
and loved the Lord. Our prayers are with Norma and the children.
Bob and Maxine Jones

morris wester

February 17, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.