Mr. Edwin Eugene Arnold passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012, after an extended illness. He was under hospice care and was surrounded by his daughters at the end of his life.
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Mr. Arnold was born on June 9, 1932, in Athens, the son of Austin O. and Lois Bulloch Arnold.
He was a 1949 graduate of Athens High School, where he was a member of the R.O.T.C. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1954, Mr. Arnold served in the Army as a 1st Lieutenant stationed at Fort Knox, Ken.
After leaving the Army, Mr. Arnold worked for Lockheed Corporation, in Marietta, and International Harvester Company, through 1971. At that time, he joined the local dealership L.J.L. Trucks, in Macon, as Vice President and General Manager until his retirement in 2002.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing the courses in Macon, and his membership at River North and the Macon Rotary Club.
Mr. Arnold was a loyal and devoted husband to his late wife of 57 years, Dolores Martin Arnold, through her extended illness and her passing in 2009.
Mr. Arnold is survived by his two daughters: Debra (Bob) Miller, of Statesboro, and Lori (Rich) Eagleson, of Peachtree City. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Kate Miller, Jenny Miller (Erin) Purvis, and Trevor, Brandon, and Megan Eagleson. In addition, he is survived by two sisters: Jo Harris, of Lincoln, Ala., and Janet Sumpter, of Dallas; an uncle, James Bulloch, of Savannah, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Arnold.
Visitation will held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Snows Memorial Chapel at 746 Cherry Street, Macon.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at the Sexton's House at Oconee Hill Cemetery, in Athens. Chaplain Kim Schmitt will officiate.
The family gratefully thanks Hospice Advantage and the Lafayette Rehab & Nursing Center, in Fayetteville, for their care and support over the last six months.
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Snow's Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherry Street, Macon, has charge of arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald from May 8 to May 9, 2012