John Arthur Arnold

John Arthur Arnold, a longtime resident of Choate, Texas, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 4:00 A.M., in Choate, Texas, at the age of 83 years, 7 months and 9 days.

John was born June 7, 1929 in Stafford, Texas the son of Arthur C. Arnold and Gladys Burson Arnold. Throughout his life, John held several jobs having worked as a cowboy, police officer and finally retiring as a correctional officer. John married Ana Sue Arnold. Ana preceded him in death in 1997.

John is survived by daughters, Margie Grady and husband Cletus of Choate, Texas and Patricia Pierson of Victoria, Texas; his grandson, Cody Arnold and his brothers, Fred Arnold and wife Vivone and Walter Arnold and wife Sandra both of Silverton, Texas.  Mr. Arnold is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Mike Arnold and his sister, Marion Hamilton.

Visitation will be held, Thursday, January 17, 2013, from 5:00 -7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 19, 2013, at First Baptist Church Silverton, Silverton, Texas, with Rev. Rance Young, officiating. Interment will follow in the Silverton Cemetery, Silverton, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be, Poke Arnold, Max Hamilton, Bob Arnold, Todd Hamilton, John Arnold and Jay Arnold. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be, Ted Daughtry, Patrick Craig, Ronnie Leg, Stoney Lee and Seth Lee.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Nurses In Touch, 1815 Tenth Street, Floresville, Texas 78114.