James Oliver Arnold "PePaw", left his earthly home to meet his Lord and Savior in his eternal home on November 1, 2021, at the age of 80, surrounded by his beloved family after a brain aneurysm left him asleep and at peace. He entered this world on January 30, 1941, born to Elizabeth Murray and Preston Arnold, in McCall Creek, Mississippi. He was a member of Greenwell Springs Baptist Church. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of his eye.
James is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ruby Arnold; children, Lori Prather and husband, Michael, Rusty Arnold, and Dusty Arnold; 4 grandchildren, Beau, Hannah, Logan, and Amber; 5 great-grandchildren, Kynlie, Kennedi, Ruby Mae, Michael, and Caroline; and grandpup, Clyde.
James is preceded in death by his father, Preston Arnold, mother, Elizabeth Arnold; brother, Robert Arnold; sisters, Louise Smith and Toni Maggio.
Serving as pallbearers will be Rusty Arnold, Dusty Arnold, Mike Prather, Beau Prather, Logan Prather, Kody Keller, and Jacob Henson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Henson and Kerry Burns.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Greenwell Springs Baptist Church Youth Groups.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Rd, on Saturday, November 06, 2021, from 10:00 AM until the Funeral Service at 12:00 PM, officiated by Reverend Andy Stafford. The graveside service and burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, in Baker, Louisiana.