Mr. Russell Charles Arnold, better known as "RC," of Piney Creek passed away Wednesday night, Nov. 6, 2013, at his residence. He was 90.
Mr. Arnold was born in Ashe County on Sunday, Oct. 28, 1923, to the late Alfred Talmadge and Liza Ellen Blevins Arnold.
R.C. served in the U.S. Navy, during World War II. He later worked as a Glass Fabricator. He was a member at New River Missionary Baptist Church and also served as a Deacon. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His sweet smile will truly be missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Margaret Sawyer Arnold on March 7, 2006; a daughter, Wilma Arnold; and a sister, Lorriane Hutchins.
Mr. Arnold is survived by four sons , George Steven Arnold and wife, Arlene, of Piney Creek, Phillip Eugene Arnold and wife, Evelyn, of Piney Creek, Russell Charles Arnold Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Greensboro and Jonathan Gordon Arnold and wife, Pam, of Wilkesboro; three brothers, Malcolm Arnold and wife, Shirley, of Galax, Va., Melvin Arnold and wife, Peggy, of Florida and Talmadge Arnold Jr. (Sonny) of Piney Creek; two sisters, Delphine McMillan, of Raleigh and Dorsey Pruitt and husband, Terry, of Crumpler; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at New River Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Jones and Rev. Charles Arnold, Jr. Burial will follow in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military rights.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Medi-Home Hospice Care of Alleghany, P.O. Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675.
The family will be meeting at the homeplace at 65 Arnold Ridge Lane in Piney Creek.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.