Dr. Robert N. Arnold LUBBOCK-Dr. Robert N. Arnold, 88, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Lubbock. He was born May 10, 1924, in Petrolia, Texas, to Carl and Gladys Arnold. He moved to Floydada, Texas, in 1937, where he graduated from Floydada High in 1941. Robert married Mavis Louise Willson in Baltimore, Md., Aug. 25, 1949. Robert graduated from Texas Tech in 1944 and the University of Texas Medical School-Galveston in 1949. He served an internship at Baltimore Marine Hospital 1949-1950, and served an obstetrics-gynecology residency in Methodist Hospital 1950-1951, as well as in Parkland Hospital 1953-1955. Robert was a member of the American College of Obstetrics-Gynecology, a Diplomate of American Board of Obstetrics-Gynecology, and a member of Texas Medical Association and Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society. He served on the Lubbock County Health Board for five years, served on staff of Methodist Hospital, St. Mary's of the Plains Hospital and University Medical Center Hospital. Robert served as chief of staff, three times as chief of Ob-Gyn Section, and at one point chaired the education, credentials and records committees. Robert was in the military services with the U.S. Public Health Service from 1951-1953. He opened his obstetrics-gynecology office in Lubbock in July 1955 and retired from practice January 1990. He was a member of the Southwest Lubbock Rotary Club for 15 years and served as president. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and a board member of the Helen Jones Foundation. He was a scout with BSA Troop 57, Floydada, becoming an Eagle Scout. Robert served on the South Plains Council of BSA, serving as district chairman for five years, council finance chairman two years, council advancement chairman two years, council health and safety chairman one year and council camping chairman three years. He was a Webelos Den master, Troop 522 Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 406 Asst. Scoutmaster. He was the holder of the Silver Beaver, Wood Badge Beads, and was a National Camp Visitation Specialist. Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years and two sons: Richard Arnold and his wife Tambi, and his daughters, Kristine and Lindsey, and granddaughter, Madison; and James C. Arnold and his wife Kathleen G. Arnold, and his son, Robert G. Arnold and wife Nicole R. Arnold, and daughter, Kaitlyn E Arnold. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in Resthaven Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 6, 2013