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Raymond Lee Arnold

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NEW ALBANY - Arnold, Raymond Lee, 90, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Sebring, FL.

Ray was born August 27th, 1921 in Lanesville, IN to the late E.G. and Minnie Kreiger Arnold. He was the founder in 1959 of the Raymond L. Arnold Painting Company and owned and operated the company along with his son Mike until his retirement in 1988. Currently the company is operated and run by his grandson Micah B. Arnold. Raymond was the widower of Mary Jane Hardin Arnold, a member of the DePauw Lodge #338 and New Albany Lodge #37 F. & A. M., and a lifetime member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades.

Raymond was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Thompson.

Survivors include: daughter, Judy L. Thompson (Tom), New Albany; son, Mike R. Arnold (Shirley), New Albany; five grandchildren, Angela Thompson-Loesch (Andrew), Jennifer Arnold, Stephanie Arnold-Breger (Douglas), Micah B. Arnold (Mary) and Nathaniel Thompson (Dana); seven great-grandchildren, Savannah, Garreth, Kaden, Chase, Callie, Tristan and Isabella; one great-great-grandchild, Caleb; and brother, Harold Arnold, New Albany.

Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Kraft Spring Street Chapel with burial to follow at Kraft-GracelandMemorial Park. Masonic service is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: W.H.A.S. Crusade for Children.


Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 27, 2011
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