Rodney Arnold

Published 6:48 pm Monday, August 29, 2022

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Aug. 3, 1946 – Aug. 28, 2022

BUDE – Funeral services for Mr. Rodney Arnold, of Meadville, MS were held on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at Bude Church of God at Bude, MS at 11 a.m., and burial followed at the Midway Cemetery in Meadville, MS. Rev. Will Lott and Rev. Tyson Windom officiated the services, with Franklin Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was at Franklin Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, from 5 until 8 p.m. and continued on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at Bude Church of God from 10 until the time of service at 11 a.m.

Rodney slipped from his earthly bonds to rest high on that mountain on Sunday morning past. He was born Aug. 3, 1946, in Adams County Mississippi, and passed Aug. 28, 2022, in Hammond, Louisiana.

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He was a US Army Combat Wounded Purple Heart recipient, Vietnam Veteran, and worked in the oilfield industry prior to becoming disabled. He loved to hunt with his family, garden, and doted on his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. He was active in the Clay Hill Church of God, where he spent some of his happiest days, lending a hand when needed. He always had a kind word to say with encouragement to his family and friends while always looking forward to tomorrow. You could see the love in his eyes, hands, and actions. He’ll truly be missed.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Samuel Ernest Arnold and Pernie Elizabeth Freeman; former wife, Lois Faye Verbeck; son, Kenneth Earl Arnold; paternal grandparents, Robert “Bob” Arnold and Catherine Freeman; maternal grandparents, Archie Freeman and Jannie Grace Graves; siblings, RB, Roddis, Christine, Robert (Dorothy Mitchell), June, BJ (Edith Nell), Eddie V. (Riley Halford and Peewee Myers), Ernestine Cater, Billy Wayne.

Survivors are his siblings, Pauline Thornton (Herbert), Roger Dale Arnold (Sarah Sullivan); children, Rodney Allen Arnold (Debra Otero), Angela Arnold, Rhonda Kay Arnold; former wife, Cookie Shoumaker; children, Samuel Roddis Arnold (Emily Pritchett & Brittany Friley), Chandra (Scott Mayfield), Robbie Robinson, John Robinson; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; maternal aunt, Georgia Mae Freeman Jordan; brother-in-law, James Cater; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and their families; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers are Joshua Arnold, Roman Arnold, Ridge Clanton, Clarence Lilly, Scott Mayfield, and Randy Arnold.

Honorary pallbearers are Peewee Arnold and grandsons Kole Arnold and Conner Mayfield.

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