Obituary of Joseph Herman Arnold
“Before the mighty space shuttle flies the carpenter must first drive the nail to build the form that shapes the concrete on which the space shuttle rest”
Joseph Herman Arnold 95, of Church Hill went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Joseph worked as a master carpenter and construction superintendent for over 40 years. He supervised projects such as the Hawkins Press, Old ETSU Library, Wellmont multi-level parking garage, and many other projects in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, James and Edna Arnold; son, Gary Arnold; brothers, Allie, Mack, Donald, Frank Jr., and Dean Arnold; sisters, Mattie Trent, Mary Skelton, Douglas Fleenor, Ruby Patterson, and Creacy Phipps.
Survivors include his loving wife Beulah Arnold; son, Malcholm Kent Arnold and wife Pamela; granddaughters, Meghan McCauley and husband Marshall; Mycah Smith and husband Derek, and Morghan Arnold; great-grandchildren, Gaven and Shailyn Smith; along with a host of extended family and friends.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11am on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Church Hill Memory Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 am.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Church Hill is serving the Arnold family.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph Arnold, please visit Tribute Store