John was born June 7, 1929 in Stafford to Arthur C. Arnold and Gladys Burson Arnold. Throughout his life, John held several jobs having worked as a cowboy, police officer and finally retiring as a correctional officer. John married Ana Sue Arnold. Ana preceded him in death in 1997.
Survivors include daughters, Margie (Cletus) Grady of Choate and Patricia Pierson of Victoria; his grandson, Cody Arnold and his brothers, Fred (Vivone) Arnold and Walter (Sandra) Arnold, both of Silverton.
Preceded in death by his parents; his son, Mike Arnold and his sister, Marion Hamilton.
Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5-7 p.m., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at First Baptist Church Silverton in Silverton with Rev. Rance Young officiating.
Interment followed in the Silverton Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Poke Arnold, Max Hamilton, Bob Arnold, Todd Hamilton, John Arnold and Jay Arnold. Honorary pallbearers were Ted Daughtry, Patrick Craig, Ronnie Leg, Stoney Lee and Seth Lee.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Nurses In Touch, 1815 Tenth Street, Floresville, TX 78114.