Raymond L. Arnold

Born August 27, 1921

Raymond Lee Arnold, 90 years of age, died Tuesday November 22, 2011 at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida. Ray was born August 27th, 1921 in Lanesville, IN to the late E.G. and Minnie Kreiger Arnold. He was the founder in 1959 of the Raymond L. Arnold Painting Company and owned and operated the company along with his son Mike until his retirement in 1988. Currently the company is operated and run by his grandson Micah B. Arnold. Raymond was the widower of Mary Jane Hardin Arnold, a member of the DePauw Lodge #338 and New Albany Lodge #37 F. & A. M., and a lifetime member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Raymond was preceded in death by a grandson Mark Thompson.

Survivors include: Daughter: Judy L. Thompson (Tom) New Albany, IN Son: Mike R. Arnold (Shirley) New Albany, IN Five Grandchildren: Angela Thompson-Loesch (Andrew), Jennifer Arnold, Stephanie Arnold-Breger (Douglas), Micah B. Arnold (Mary), and Nathaniel Thompson (Dana). Seven Great-Grandchildren: Savannah, Garreth, Kaden, Chase, Callie, Tristan, & Isabella. One Great-Great Grandchild: Caleb Brother: Harold Arnold New Albany, IN

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Tuesday and after 8:00 am Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday in the Kraft Spring Street Chapel with burial to follow at Kraft-GracelandMemorialPark. Online condolences may be made at

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: W.H.A.S. Crusade for Children.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 29, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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December 1, 2011

Janet McCadden

November 29, 2011

My deepest sympathy. Mr. Arnold will be missed. He was a wonderful and delightful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Patrick Ernst

November 29, 2011

Iam very saddened for the loss of such a wonderful man , & I know what he meant to all of you , the world would be a much better place with more men like him , he was one of the few great one's , the world could take lesson's from him , I am sorry for your loss , and I am sorry the world will be that much more drab without him , it was a privilege knowing Raymond .

Jo Ann Bragg

November 28, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

November 28, 2011

Mike, I am sorry for the loss of your father. He was such a wonderful man... My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this tough time. Traci Morris @ Chase Bank

November 28, 2011

Judy and Tom, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know that to some it seems like a hard time to have to go through grieving at this time of year, but since my Mom died at Christmas time and my
Fathr at Easter I see it as a blessing celebrating their homegoing during these two most special times for Christians each year. May God bless and keep you in His loving hands throughtout this journey of grief. Gloria Lockhart Su ttle

Tom & Sandy Hendrickson

November 27, 2011

We are saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you in this hard time.
Tom & Sandy (Fenwick)Hendrickson

November 27, 2011

Judy, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Dad lived a long life and we are thankful for that. My own mother is 97 and each day with her is a gift.
Rona and Carl Loweth

Becky Campbell

November 27, 2011

Jennifer and Family, My prayers are with each of you in this time.May god keep you in his loving arms.Jen granpa is your special angel and watching over your every step.Love Ya Sweetie The Campbells

Barbara Adams Whiteside

November 27, 2011

Dear very sorry for the loss of your deepest sympathies to you and the family.......from an old friend class of '60

Tom and Barbara Adams Whiteside