James "Jim" Reford Arnold

September 21, 1940September 4, 2018
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James “Jim” Reford Arnold, a wonderful, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed from this life on September 4th, 2018.

Jim was born on September 21st, 1940 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Ida “LaVern” Gibson and James Franklin Harris. LaVern married Boyd Arnold when Jim was a small child. Jim married Erma Kern and together they had twin children, Kelly and Kammie. Jim married Theresa Walker and after Theresa’s passing, Jim raised Theresa’s girls Tammy and Terri. He then married Sharon Moss, the love of his life, and they had one son together, Mike Arnold. Jim had a long distinguished career serving the public for over 30 years in law enforcement and was a 32nd degree Mason.

He is preceded in death by his wife Teresa Walker Arnold (1974); daughter Tammy Walker Broadfoot (1998); son Kelly Arnold (1995); mother LaVern Arnold (1992); and sister Sherry Harris Selph (1968).

Jim is survived by his wife of 38 years Sharon; his daughter Terri and her family Dakota, Staton and Jaci; daughter Kammie and her family Ashlee and Kolby Arnold and Molly Belew; son Mike and his son Trent; his great-grandchildren; sister Paula Cloar and husband Dennis; brother-in-law Raymond and wife Kathy Moss; sister-in-law Linda Wagner; so many nieces and nephews that he loved and joked with and pulled pranks on.

Jim was always such a funny and loving man. But he loved to make his family and friends laugh. He will be truly missed.

Celebration of life service will be at 2:00pm, Monday, September 10, 2018 at Baggerley Funeral Home, Edmond.

Donations may be made in Jim’s name to the American Cancer Society.


  • Memorial Service Monday, September 10, 2018

James "Jim" Reford Arnold

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Suzanne McClain Atwood

September 9, 2018

I have many fond, fond memories of working with Jim. Just thinking of him now brings a smile to my face, just as he always did when he stuck his head in my door! He was a hard worker, but always knew how to mix a little play with work. I'm sorry I cannot attend the celebration of his life as I am out of town, but know I will be celebrating in spirit. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all

Suzanne McClain Atwood

Stephanie Jackson

September 8, 2018

Dearest Kammie Jean & family
You & Kelly look so much like your dad! Brings back so many memories ❤ I know that you loved him greatly & I hope that your memories are comforting to you! Jim was always sweet & welcoming when I'd see him with a big ole smile. He will be missed. I know his passing is hard to accept so just remember that you have many people that love you dearly & you can lean on us! We are here for you ❤

Paula Castle

September 8, 2018

Kammie, so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Just know you are loved by so many and if you need us please call. It’s so hard losing loved ones. Death brings us what only time can heal. Kent and I are praying for you through this difficult time.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Diane Highfill

September 8, 2018

Dearest Kammie and family,
Praying for you and your family to experience happy memories of your dad through this difficult time. While celebrating his life, remember all the good times and laughs you have shared together.

Love and miss you,

Kristi Depperman

September 8, 2018

Dear Kammie and family,
Wishing you peace and happy memories at this very sad time. Keeping you in our prayers and loving you through your grief, hoping you are all able to celebrate Jim's life and all the good that he was to you!
God bless you, sweetheart!

Suzanne Breedlove

September 6, 2018

Dear family and friends of Jim Arnold,

I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember him from working at DAC as the Task Force Coordinator. Jim was always a hard worker and willing to lend a helping hand to all of us. I remember him most for his terrific sense of humor. He was so much fun to be around at conferences and staff outings. If Jim was in the room, there was always laughter. His passing will certainly leave a huge hole in the hearts and lives of those who loved him. May God bless and comfort each of you. --- Suzanne Breedlove