Arnold II, 67, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Bill was born June 22, 1946 in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Louisiana State University
of New Orleans with a B.S. in Education. He joined the United States Air Force
and served during the Vietnam War
Bill then began a long and distinguished career in the energy industry, focusing in risk management and corporate insurance. He was employed with Travelers Insurance Co., J. Ray McDermott, and Freeport-McMoRan in New Orleans, LA; Acadian Ambulance Services in Lafayette, LA; and Marsh and Benfield Group in Houston, TX. After retiring he and his wife moved to Diamondhead, MS, where Mr. Arnold enjoyed providing consulting services in risk management and corporate insurance to numerous clients.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Louis Arnold and Audrey Williams Arnold. Bill is survived by his wife, Gesina Lochridge Arnold; his children, Rachel Walker, and her husband Hodge; and Will Arnold, and his wife Sara; his grandsons whom he cherished, Aidan, Owen and Graham Walker, his siblings, Carol Fontan, and her husband, John; and Michael Arnold, and his wife Edy.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME in New Orleans at 12 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in the chapel at 2 pm, with burial at All Saints Mausoleum afterward.
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