James W. Arnold

October 5, 1928June 22, 2012

James W. Arnold, 83, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 22, 2012. He was born October 5, 1928. James grew up in Dayton, Tennessee before moving to Hixson where he raised his family and retired.

He graduated from Rhea Central High School in Dayton, TN. He was employed by DuPont for 40 years. He was a member of the Hixson Masonic Lodge, the Chattanooga Scottish Rite Society, the Dixie Daisies Square Dance Club, and was an avid UT Vol fan.

James was a member of the Red Bank Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, and was a member of the Truth Seekers Sunday School Class and Prime Timers.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Marie Massengale Arnold; son, James Darrell Arnold; parents, Chub and Ethel Sexton Arnold; and brother, Morgan Arnold.

James is survived by his daughter, Lynn (Phil) Wilson; son, Lamar (Sherie) Arnold; and four grandchildren, Kim Arnold, Josh Wilson, Erin Wilson, and Katie Arnold; sister, Patricia Arnold, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, June 23, from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the North Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Bert Jones officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Walter Alley, Jim Wilson, and the Truth Seekers Sunday School Class of Red Bank Baptist Church.

The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Collegedale for you love care of our father.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Red Bank Baptist Church, 4000 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN. 37415

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN, 37343


  • Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, June 24, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 24, 2012

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Sherrie Ford

June 26, 2012

So very sorry for your loss. Mr. Arnold was a wonderful gentleman, and I'm sure it brings you peace knowing he is with Mrs. Arnold again. I am glad to have met you all.

June 26, 2012

At one time I lived in Dayton and was very close friends with June and Morgan Arnold, and of course, I knew Marie and James also. I am so sorry to hear of James passing and the fact is I was not aware that Morgan had also passed. So sorry for the loss to the family. Joyce Fox in Redbank.

Dwain Barrick

June 23, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You know we love you all and Uncle James was sooo much more than just our Uncle. He was a second Dad and he was also our Best Friend. We will miss him more than words can say.
He was like a brother to our Dad James Earl Kelley. We know that he is in a better place. Much Love to you all, Earl Kelley, and The Dwain Barrick family.

tara horvath

June 23, 2012

He was a great man and loved his children, grandchildren as well as anyone who he met I am very honored to have met such an amazing man and to have become so close to the family. I love you all so much and am so sorry for your loss. Mom and Dad are together again. Love you all Tara Jesse Ryleigh and Sophia Horvath

Darrell Holt

June 22, 2012

Lamar,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.May His peace that passes all understanding be with you. 231 CAR SALES INC.Lebanon,Tn.