Rolland Lee "Chops" Arnold
1944 - 2020
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Rolland "Chops" Lee Arnold January 14, 1944–October 20, 2020
Rolland Lee Arnold, 76, passed away on October 20, 2020, at Haven Hospice in Orange Park. He was known for his sense of humor, love of family, and faith in Jesus Christ. Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife of 55+ years, Jane Estaver Arnold; his children daughter, Vikki (William) Mioduszewski and son, Lawrence (Tammy) Arnold; his grandson, Samuel Mioduszewski; his brother, Jack (Jenny) Arnold; a number of loving nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Vivian Rolland Arnold; his mother, Maxine Arnold; and his sister, Janet Abell.
Mr. Arnold was born in Flint, Michigan on January 14, 1944. He was a 1962 graduate of Mt. Morris High School, where he played guard and linebacker for the Panthers football team. He joined the U.S. Navy on October 30, 1962, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer on October 31, 1982. He later worked for U.S. Civil Service, retiring in 2006. He served as a deacon and usher at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville for a number of years.
The family will gather for a visitation on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Holly Hill Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Rd., Middleburg, Florida 32068. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., and offered virtually on livestream at or The funeral service will be followed by a small graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Screening Program as an expression of sympathy, in memory of Rolland Arnold, at or by mail: Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center c/o Baptist Health Foundation, 841 Prudential Drive, Suite 1300, Jacksonville, Fla. 32207, 904.202.2919.
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Published in Florida Times-Union from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2020.
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October 30, 2020
We always looked forward to seeing "Chops" and Jane. He always had something humorous to add to a conversation; his faith was real and his walk with the Lord was steadfast. We are sad that he is not here, but know that he is rejoicing with Jesus for eternity. We will see him again. Jane, we are praying for you that the God of all comfort will comfort you in a special way during this time.
Karen and Terry Grieninger
October 28, 2020
I had the opportunity to fly with Chops in different Jax VP squadrons for close to fifteen years.
He was definitely a fun and funny guy to fly with. He made no pretensions about how he felt about his family or his faith and lived his convictions. My deepest sympathy’s to his family .
Mike Osborn
October 24, 2020
To Brother Arnolds Family, i send my deepest sympathy to you all. He was a faithful servant to Christ.I remember seeing him every Sunday at Church.He will be missed by all.May the Lord comfort you at this sad time.
Andrew Lau
October 24, 2020
Chops was an inspiration to me in Sunday school and such a blessing during the time my wife was taking chemo,May the Lord give you and family peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Sylvester Burns
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