Charles Harrison Arp

March 19, 1925October 10, 2011

Charles Harrison Arp, Jr., 86, of Red Bank, passed peacefully into his Savior’s arms on Monday, October 10, 2011 at his home. He was born in Lenior City, TN, son of the late Martha McElyea and Charles Harrison Arp, Sr.

Charles was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Air Force as navigator of a B-17. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Tennessee and was the owner of Arp’s Pharmacy in Red Bank for 39 years. He was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church since 1952 and a member of the Men’s Fellowship Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Louise and Bernise Cusick.

Survivors are his wife of 66 years, Margaret (Jenny) Arp; sons, Ronnie (Janie) Arp of Soddy Daisy, Barry (Becky) Arp of Hixson, and Alan (Angela) Arp of Johnson City; five grandchildren, Ronnie Arp, Kaley Mounce, Dr. Nathan Arp, Allison Centamore and Lauren Arp and nine great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 with a service to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Dr. Fred Steelman and Rev. Bill Harvey officiating. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 13 at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Members of the Men’s Fellowship Sunday School Class at Red Bank Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Share your memories on line at


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 12, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 12, 2011
  • Graveside Service Thursday, October 13, 2011

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October 13, 2011

Dear Arps:
You are in our thoughts and prayers. you are such a wonderful family. I've always loved you so much. Please except our sincere sympathy.

Cindy, Everett, Patrick and Jennifer Swingle

Lori Cranfill

October 13, 2011

To the family of Mr. Charles Arp Jr., Dear Jenny, we at Dr. Neil Spitalny,s office want to express our sadness at hearing of Charles's passing, He was always a pleasure to see in the office and you as well, always made me laugh, fondly, Lori Cranfill, Dr. Neil Spitalny.

October 13, 2011

Jenny, we were so sorry to hear of our friend and brother leaving this earth, but we know where he is and know that he is rejoicing in heaven right now. Vance always enjoyed the talks that he had with him and remembers the great times that he has had with you both. Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Vance and I said that there will be another precious friend in heaven for us to meet some day. God bless you, Vance, Ella Jo and Joe Underwood

Shirley Madewell

October 13, 2011

Jenny, my Dad loved Charlie so much. He was in SC at my brother's house fishing and have a great time, and when he heard Charlie passed, he wanted to come home to be here for you, and also to honor Charlie's life. In the car coming home from the funeral last night Dad said "Charlie was the most genuine Christian I've ever met. His whole life was centered in Christ... in everything he said and did."

I love you Jenny and loved Charlie too and I'm so grateful I got the chance to know him.

Love, Shirley (and George) Madewell

Rob and Robin Lincoln

October 12, 2011

Robin and I are truly sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I can see by the photos posted online that his life and smile brought joy to all who knew him. We hope the love of your friends and family carry you through this difficult time.

Garnett Wyatt

October 12, 2011

Dear Aunt Jeanette, I want you to know I am thinking of you and am so sorry about C H. I will call you later.
I love your all.

Christine Gosser

October 12, 2011

Dear Aunt Jeanette, so sorry to hear about Uncle C.H. I will remember you and your family in my prayers. I will call you soon, love you lots.

Sue Wyatt Tharp

October 12, 2011

Aunt Jeanette, you and your family are in my prayers. I really hate to hear about your great loss.

Dallas & Peggy Wyatt Russell

October 12, 2011

Aunt Jeanette, I am so sorry about Uncle C.H. Love you both.

Pete & Pam Cholerton

October 12, 2011

Alan, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. We are sure he will be missed and hope you and your family may find some peace during this difficult time.