William Howard Arnold
William Howard Arnold
  • December 4, 1923 - November 17, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Arnold, William (Bill) H. 93, of Tampa, FL. passed away November 17, 2017 at James A. Haley VA Hospital. He was born December 4, 1923 to the late Piert R. and Myrtle (Phillips) Arnold. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 62 years (Sylvia), and his daughter; Judy Williams. He is survived by his sister; Reba (Scott) Hackney in Weber City, VA, grandson Scott Williams of Tampa, FL and his granddaughter Denise Williams (Ralph Gonzalez) of Tampa, FL. He is also survived by his long time companion; Lori Kelchner, who he loved dearly, and her family. Our family is very grateful for the wonderful love and care Lori provided for him.

He was a very proud WWII Veteran of the United States Navy. He was a longstanding member of West Gate Baptist Church for forty plus years. He loved his gospel and bluegrass music.

Visitation will be held Saturday Nov 25, 2017 from 1-2 PM in Peacefield Mausoleum in Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. A Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be held at 2 PM. He will be buried at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park along with his wife and daughter.

In lieu of flowers donations to a VA Hospital, American Legion, VFW or a charity of your choosing would be appreciated