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Jerry Lee ArnoldPassing: October 4, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, October 8th @ 2:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, October 8th @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Burton Cemetery

Monday, October 8th

 MITCHELL – Jerry Lee Arnold, 79, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018, at his residence.

Born December 4, 1938, in Mitchell, he was the son of Frank and Ruth (Alexander) Arnold.  He married Patricia Ann Ratliff March 27, 1986.

He retired from General Motors with 30 years of service and was a member of UAW Local No. 440.   Jerry loved sports and played football and baseball at Mitchell High School.  He graduated in the Class of 1956.  He enjoyed softball, golf, and bowling.

Jerry was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran.

Patricia A. Arnold of Mitchell
Eddie (Candy) Arnold of Mitchell
Scott (Missy) Arnold of Mitchell
David Arnold of Clearwater, Florida
Brian Arnold of Springville
Timothy Arnold of Dallas, Texas
Julie (Brock) Smith of Russiaville
Polly (Darrell) Bledsoe of Loogootee
Starla Pannell of Mitchell
Timothy (Mary) Cornwell of Bloomfield
 10 grandchildren
   4 step grandchildren
   8 great grandchildren
   9 step great grandchildren
Connie (Dean) Terry of Mitchell
Becky (Danny) Mounce of Mitchell
Tony (Pam) Arnold of Bedford
Dorotha Nave of Lexington, Kentucky
Doris Pierce of Bedford
many nieces, nephews, and cousins

His parents and great grandson, Braeden Shea Modglin, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Roger Allen and Pastor Jim Valentine officiating. Burial will be in Burton Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 9107.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Autism Speaks.org

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7 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Bobby Brown | http://Venice Fl
    Date: October 12, 2018
    Tony and Eddie as well as all the rest of the Arnold family, im very sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with your brother and dad for many years. Jerry was always a class act, and he always had a kind word.
  2. Guest: Allen Burris | http://Mitchell
    Date: October 8, 2018
    I will not be able to attend the service today, but I will continue to remember your family in prayer. May God bless and comfort you.
  3. Guest: Shonda | http://Bedford, In
    Date: October 8, 2018
    Papa you will be greatly missed! I know I didn't see you as much as I should but know I love you and will miss you dearly. Pat thank you so much for being there and taking care of Papaw in his time of need.
  4. Guest: Jerry Allen | http://Mitchell
    Date: October 8, 2018
    To the family, So sorry for your loss. Jerry was a lifelong friend. I played lots of sports with Jerry. May God bless you, and give you peace over his passing.
  5. Guest: Bernie and Loretta Swaagman | http://Mitchell, In
    Date: October 6, 2018
    So sorry for your loss I know you are grieving now but wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I can only remember the good times we had and how he loved to pick on me. Know he is watching over you your angel of peace. May peace be with you and your family through this time of need. We are here if you need us
  6. Guest: Mary crozier | http://Bedford Ind
    Date: October 6, 2018
    Prayers for the family and friends.Jerry was a good man.
  7. Guest: larry m.swigler sr. | http://crane, in 47522
    Date: October 5, 2018
    many cousin memories.jerry was a wonderful person and well thought of by everyone who knew him.