Henry Arnold

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.


Funeral Home

Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home
6900 Lawndale Street Houston, TX 77023
(713) 928-5141

Published in Houston Chronicle from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2013