Park J. Arnold -
ark J. Arnold, age 87, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on August 9, 1926 to the late E.W. and Eliza Pleasant Arnold. In addition to his parents, Park was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Arnold; sister, Bernice Matherly; brothers: Delmer Arnold, J.E. Arnold and James Arnold.
Park was a United States Veteran having honorably served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of Little Doe Baptist Church, where he also served as Deacon.
Park was a hard, honest worker and like most people during his time, he was a proud farmer. He also worked for Tri-State Growers, delivering feed and supplies to his fellow farmers. When crops were ready, Park would haul beans to many destinations. He had also worked for the school system driving precious children safely to school and back home.
Park is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 65 years, Evelyn ‘Sue’ Arnold; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Lynn Snyder; brother, Elwood Arnold; grandchildren: Rick Snyder and wife Miranda; Tom Snyder and wife Sally and April Grindstaff and husband Kenny, all of Butler, TN; great grandchildren: Megan Grindstaff Hart and husband Casey; Joshua Grindstaff, Brianna Snyder, Dawson Snyder and Addy Snyder; daughter-in-law, Faye Brickey of NC; special sister-in-law, Corine Arnold; sisters-in-law, Mary Arnold of Tucson, AZ and Mary Kate Arnold of Butler, TN and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Little Doe Baptist Church with Pastor Kreg Smith officiating. Special guest speaker was Claude Duncan. Special music was provided by the Little Doe Baptist Church Choir.
The family received friends from 5-7:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard, were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews and deacons of Little Doe Baptist Church. Honorary Pallbearers are all of Park’s many special friends and his church family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Park’s memory to the Little Doe Baptist Church Building Fund, 325 Doe Creek Road, Butler, TN 37640.
The family extends their appreciation and gratitude to the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Johnson County Home Health and the Johnson County Rescue Squad for all of their kindness and care.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 3485 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, TN.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Park J. Arnold has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 3768