Henry K Arnold Jr.

May 14, 1926September 24, 2013

Henry Kirkpatrick Arnold Jr. (Hank) was born in Houston, Texas on May 14, 1926 to Henry Kirkpatrick Arnold, Sr. and Pauline Menefee Arnold. He attended Lamar High School and New Mexico Military Institute. He served during World War II in the US Navy. He graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from Purdue University and attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology for post graduate studies. He is survived by his wife, Betty du Perier Arnold and his two daughters, Catherine Arnold Domask and son in law Richard Domask, and Ann Arnold Graham and son in law Michael "Murphy" Graham. He has 6 grandchildren and one great grand-daughter. He is also survived by his sister, Pauline Arnold Schweppe, wife of Dr. Irving Schweppe. He was predeceased by his parents and his first wife, Elizabeth Parnell Arnold and his son, Henry Kirkpatrick Arnold, III. Hank was an avid sailor and very active at the Houston Yacht Club. He and his wife Elizabeth were instrumental in starting the Houston Yacht Club youth program, The Ragnots in 1958. He spent many years as an International Yacht Racing Association Judge and was an Honorary Past Commodore of the Houston Yacht Club. He spent his professional years working for The Humble Oil Company and Exxon Corporation, retiring in 1986. After his retirement, he and Betty spent many wonderful years travelling and sailing around the world. Services will be held Wednesday, October 2nd at 2:00 pm at Chapel of the Angels, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, with internment immediately following. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hampton Spring Shadows Assisted Living for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Houston Grand Opera or the Houston Yacht Club Ragnot Sailing Association.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Henry K Arnold Jr.

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Bob Lehn

October 8, 2013

Hank was a joy to be around- a resolute judge and umpire. I was proud to serve with him!

October 2, 2013

I'm sorry I can't be there today to see you smile at hearing all the wonderful things being said about your Dad. I'm sure Charlie was one of many standing at the entrance gate to welcome him home. I know you will miss him.
Vicky Offenhauser Maxwell

Karl Heinrich

October 2, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

C. Wimberly

September 30, 2013

Mr. Arnold was a fine man who left an incredible legacy through the Ragnot program amongst his many other accomplishments. Hank will certainly be missed by so many that were fortunate enough to have met and known him. My condolences to his family.

September 30, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family. As you mourn the loss of your loved one, may you be comforted by the God whom comforts whom are in distress. (2 Cor. 1:3)

Polly Leach Catlin

September 30, 2013

Going to miss him. Lots of great memories. I have learned since the passing of my father that you will find yourselves smiling a lot at your memories. I love you two with all my heart. He will be missed.

Dianna Hamrick

September 30, 2013

Dear Betty, He will be missed sooo much. I am thinking of you and sorry I cannot be there. Dianna Hamrick

Franny Austin

September 30, 2013

Dear Katy and Ann,
It is with a heavy heart that I send condolences to you and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Franny

Dawn Moore

September 29, 2013

Dear Ann and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. No doubt you have so many wonderful memories in your hearts to keep him close. I enjoyed reading about your father, and now I know where your sailing background comes from! What a great picture of Mr. Arnold. Next time I see you, we will have to go sailing, and toast your father. Aloha, Dawn

Shorty Hamrick

September 29, 2013

Good Sailimg Hank--sohn. I ' ll miss you the ,rest of my Tour ! Love to Betty....