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William Arnold, Jr.

January 28, 1957 — December 18, 2020

William Arnold fell asleep in death on December 18th 2020. Please keep the Arnold family in your thoughts and prayers.

The Memorial service for William Arnold will be held via Zoom (video and/or telephone) on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm CST.

A Lifetime Video Presentation will begin at 11:30am CST.

The Memorial Service will begin at 12:00pm CST.

If you would like to visit with the family after the service, please remain in the Zoom call. You will be assigned a“Breakout Room” (waiting area) to chat with the Arnold Family! You will receive a notification when it is your turn to visit the family room.

We ask you to limit your thoughts to 1-2 minutes to allow everyone time to visit with the family.

Click Zoom meeting link below and enter Passcode for the Memorial Service.

Meeting ID: 827 606 5435

Passcode: 486740

Or to call in via telephone or landline, please dial the number below and follow the prompts to enter the Meeting ID and Passcode.

Dial in Telephone Number: 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 827 606 5435
Passcode: 486740

Please send flowers or cards to the family home located at:
524 Jasmin Drive Nashville TN 37211

You are also welcome to post any condolences on the Lewis and Wright website.

**No Visitation will be held at the Arnold Private Residence or at the Funeral Home**


William “Billy” Arnold Jr. was born January 28, 1957 in Detroit Michigan to William Arnold Sr. and June Gulley. Billy was the oldest of seven siblings. Billy grew up in Southwest Detroit MI with Grandmother Annie Arnold where he attended Southwestern High School and graduated in 1975.

He attended University of Michigan, and later attained his associate degree from Wayne County Community College. His mother, grandmother, sister Diane Arnold, Aunt Sylvia Brown and Gerald Lyons all proceeded him in death.

Billy was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness from infancy and baptized in 1994. He was a dedicated Ministerial Servant who enjoyed field service including bulk mailing, telephone witnessing, letter writing and helping others learn about Jehovah’s promises. He will be remembered for his faithfulness to Jehovah and the generosity that he showed to his family and friends.

Billy was united in marriage on July 21, 1975 to his high school sweetheart Candis M. Arnold and they were happily married for 46 years until his death. To this union four children were born. He also gained two special parents because he did not call them in-laws - William and Hattie Lowery who preceded him in death.

Billy worked for General Motors for over 31 years until he retired. After retirement, he worked for Enterprise Rental Car for 10 years transporting cars.
William “Billy” Arnold Jr. fell asleep in death on Friday December 18th, 2020 at the age of 63 in Nashville TN at Saint Thomas Hospital after complications from COVID and kidney disease. His battle with serious medical issues throughout the years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, he came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

His family and friends knew him as a strong and humble man, a devoted father, a dependable and hardworking husband, a strong provider and most of all a spiritual head who loved Jehovah.

Billy leaves to cherish his memory his loving devoted wife of 46 years Candis M. Arnold. Children; Anthony (Eureka) Arnold, Gregory (Karen) Arnold, Carl Arnold, and Randy Arnold; Father William. (LayChun Sin ”MeMe”) Arnold Sr; 6 grandsons and 9 granddaughters; Siblings Shelia Arnold, Steven(Sandy) Arnold, Cheryl (Cliff) Evens, Jon Paul (Nickai) Gulley, Marcus Arnold; Aunts Phyliss (Iley) Bradley, Garrison (Brenda) Lyons, Karen Garrett, Uncles Carl (Carol) Lyons, Timothy Thomas; Aunts Katherine Elloutt, Lula (Luther) Cowden, Christeen Thomas, Debra Lyons. Bonus brothers and sisters through marriage: Valveta (Paris) Reese, Suzette (Keith)Johnson, William (Ebani)Lowery, and Derrick Lowery.

A special daughter Tiffany (Cedric) Brantley and a host of nieces and nephews.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William Arnold, Jr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Lifetime Video Presentation

Monday, December 28, 2020

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Virtual Memorial Service

Monday, December 28, 2020

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