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James Bruce Arnold

January 25, 1944November 6, 2020
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James Bruce Arnold the kindest, loving, and generous (to a fault) man ever. He loved his family fiercely and worked hard his whole life. He was a Christian man who was very civic-minded that led him to donate his work to revitalizing Bicentennial Park in the 1980’s which laid the foundation to what it is today. His work in Southlake is immeasurable to the community. From the subdivisions, he helped to build to Bob Jones Park. His contribution to the community was endless. He spent time coaching, working on baseball fields, and serving on boards. He owned and operated James B Arnold Surveying from 1973 – 1976 and transitioned it into James B Arnold Construction. He did dirt excavation work on the Ball Park at Arlington, Tour 18 Golf Course, Timmaron, and numerous subdivisions. James was respected by everyone he encountered either professionally or personally. James was proceeded in death by his parents, Sydney and Maddie Arnold, brother, Harris Arnold, and sister, Bettye Brown. James is survived by the love of his life for 48 years, Randy Strangi Arnold, children and spouses, Stacy Ervin & Mike, Shannon Leonard & Sean, Jimmy Arnold & Amy, grandchildren Shere’ Moore, Toni Hornbeck, Austen Shearouse, Samantha Delgado, Lauren Shearouse, Shea Moore, Sydney Shearouse, Talley Moore, Luke Arnold, Taylor Leonard, Brandon Ervin, Katherine Trojaeck, Trevor Ervin, Alex Ervin, 6 great-grandchildren, sister Marie Morgan and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. James B Arnold will be missed. He was bigger than life, loved, and respected by everyone he met.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm, Monday, November 9, 2020, at Foust and Son Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake.

If you wish to send flowers in honor of James Arnold, please contact Lilium Floral Design at 817-589-1566 or http://www.liliumflorals.com.

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Holly Walsh

November 12, 2020

When I think of James, I think of Sunday mornings at church when he would say hello and ask how I’m doing. He always had a radiant smile and something uplifting to say. He left a legacy of kindness and love. ❤️

BARRY EMERSON

November 10, 2020

Robin and I were both sad to hear about James passing. Randi, the two of you were long time customers, but more than that you were friends. Over the years there are some good memories I can recall that involved James, some from our SOB Ski trips together. Since we moved to east Texas we miss getting to see folks like you and James but you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barry & Robin Emerson

Lillian Lyons

November 10, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Randy and the entire Arnold family....I am saddened to hear this news but rejoice that he’s now experiencing the greatest gift of all and the hope that we have to look forward to....eternal life in the heavens with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.....peace and comfort to you, knowing you will be reunited again....Love, Lillian (Scoma) Lyons.

Randy Minor

November 9, 2020

The Arnold family started me on the surveying crew in 1995 at 22 years old. 25 years later that is still how I make a living, Land Surveying. Jimmy and I were in the same grade and grew up together for many years. Spectacular family that I’m indebted to forever. James was great to his employees and treated us all like family. Praying for Randy, Jimmy and the whole Arnold family in their loss, remembering James Arnold instilled in you a great work and business ethic that will provide the community for years to come.

Shere Moore

November 9, 2020

My Dad Dad was a true legend. He was the definition of a true gentleman, and the architect to this great family we have. I am lucky enough to have so many memories with Dad Dad, from sleepovers on the eggshell mattress that was always made right next to their bed, from all the westerns, and all the Kevin Costner, all the German chocolate cake, from him driving to pick me up for bible study, or for work, or to just go have dinner with Grandy and him. Going to New York, being there for every pep rally and softball, dance competitions, football games, he was always there for every single thing. He was always one of my biggest fans. The evening that he passed we were able to go up and say our goodbyes, Dad Dad had woken up and told us “Oh Hey” with a big smile, he put his arm around my waist and we just sat there telling him old stories and about how much we loved him. Something I will never ever forget. To know him was a privilege and a honor. He will always be remembered, and always have a huge spot in my heart. Thank you for being you. I love you Dad Dad.

Roland and BeAnn Arthur

November 9, 2020

The list is endless for memories with “James and Randy” - you never saw one without the other. A team unparalleled in kindness, fun, laughter, generosity...the list is endless. I have no doubt that James is up there helping God manage heaven... while James will be looking down and smiling as he helps watch over Randy every step of the way! We love you James and the hole is our heart is huge! We will miss you til we meet again. I am reminded of some of former President Bush’s words shortly before he died when he asked ... “I know Barbara is in heaven, but how will I find her when I get there?” Well Randy, we all know “The James Arnold” won’t be hard to find.

Hamp Wynn

November 9, 2020

James and the entire Arnold family were always very close to me growing up. I really enjoyed all of the great times we spent together. After James met Randy and got married we spent more great times together; but never enough. We all lost a great man. Love and prayers to the entire family.

Gloria Richard

November 8, 2020

There was never a time we didn’t know how special James and Randy were — as individuals and as a couple. Their love of adventure, for each other, and for their family and friends was something we were blessed to feel and to witness.

Gloria Richard

November 8, 2020

Some of our best vacation memories include the trips we took with James and Randy. We’re blessed to have such dear, loving and fun friends. James will always have a special place in our hearts. We miss him.

Gail Roden

November 8, 2020

My condolences to the family and praying for peace and comfort. I know he will be missed by this loving family, but they have so many precious memories to help them get through this most difficult time.

Love,
Gail Roden

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