James Arnold (7-25-14) service 7-29-14


James E. Arnold was born in Savannah, on May 16, 1922, the son of the late Edwin Melton and Lula Alexander Arnold.
James Arnold was a veteran, entrepreneur and an active member of his community. He served in the US Army–Air Force from 1943-1945, during World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant pilot. He was the owner and operator of Western Auto in Savannah. James was a member of the Savannah Church of Christ, Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He was also on the advisory board of Freed Hardeman University and the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission. During his service on the Tennessee Aeronautics Board he served with Governor Winfield Dunn.
James departed this life on Friday, July 25, at the age of 92 years, 1 month, and 29 days.
He is survived by his children, Ann Hunt, Eddie Arnold and wife Teresa, all of Savannah, Dan Arnold of Columbus, Ohio, Laura Flatt and husband Andy of Nashville; grandchildren, Amy O’Bannon, Jay Arnold, Emily Johnson, David Hunt, Ben Flatt and Elizabeth Flatt; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Joanne Scott Arnold; sisters, Loey Fulton and Betty Sue Holder.
Memorial donations may be made to Civil Air Patrol Inc., Savannah, 106 Warren Lane, Savannah, Tenn. 38372 or Darryl Worley Foundation, 935 Wayne Road, Savannah, Tenn. 38372.
Services were held on Tuesday, July 29, at 1 p.m., at Savannah Church of Christ in Savannah with Jim Chamblee, David Baker and Howard Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the Memory Gardens at Savannah.