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Jonesboro Cemetery
Sunday October 7th, 2018
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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Jonesboro Presbyterian Church
Sunday October 7th, 2018

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Jonesboro Presbyterian Church
Sunday October 7th, 2018

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William M. "Bill" Arnold

William Malloy “Bill” Arnold Jr, 85, of Sanford, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018. A Memorial service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday, October 7th at The Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, with Internment immediately following at the Jonesboro Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church fellowship hall beginning at 2pm.

 Bill was a proud lifetime resident of Lee County, was born in Jonesboro, NC, and was a lifelong member of the Jonesboro Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Todd Arnold and his sister, Katherine Arnold Holt. After graduating from Jonesboro High School, he attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He took over his father’s farm supply business in Jonesboro after his father’s untimely death in 1953.  After several years running this business, Bill used the knowledge he developed of farm irrigation equipment to start Carolina Irrigation Company, which installed irrigation systems in golf courses throughout the southeast.  Professionally, Bill is best known for envisioning and developing Carolina Trace, which he began in 1969.  He owned and ran Southport Marina in Southport, NC from 1976 to 1986. From the late 1980’s to the mid 1990’s he worked on the development of Heritage Village in Spring Lake, NC.

 Bill is survived by three sons; Billy Arnold and wife Debra of Maggie Valley, NC; Todd Arnold of Southport. NC; and Mark Arnold and wife Elaine of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, Daniel Arnold of Raleigh, NC, Matthew Arnold of Sanford, NC, Meredith Webster and husband Ryan of Mt Pleasant, SC, and Evan Arnold of Raleigh, NC

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, 2200 Woodland Ave., Sanford, NC 27330; or to the Jonesboro Historical Society, c\o Sarah Dahl, 570 Hickory House Road, Sanford, NC 27332.



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A candle was lit in memory of William M. "Bill" Arnold

Sherry Prestwood Oct 21 2018 12:00 AM

Todd, I remember your dad as a shaker and mover in the development of areas around Sanford and beyond. Bill was a great man. My condolences to you and your family for your loss.

Billy Partington Oct 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William M. "Bill" Arnold

Joy Wyman Oct 7 2018 12:00 AM

We are all so sad about Billy's passing. You are all our family and always will be. We have so many good memories of spending time together in Sanford and in Southport. Billy and Joyce were always there to support this side of the family and Mom always loved talking to Billy and keeping up with what was going around Sanford. I wish we could be there, but Mom and Dad are unable to travel. Chris, Kitty and I are sending lots of hugs and prayers to you and your families. Please keep in touch!

A nne Carpenter Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William M. "Bill" Arnold

Betty Fasick Hall Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

Margie Mann send her heartfelt condolences to Bill's family and friends. Bill was always a kind and good man. We will miss him.

Margie Mann Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William M. "Bill" Arnold

Jack and Betty Oldham(Oak Island) Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you. He is in a much better place but that does not take away your sorrow. Love, Carolyn Williamson

Carolyn Williamson Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM

I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our love ones we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected John 5:28-29. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days

The Rivers Family Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM

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Eddie and June Wallace Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM

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