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Obituaries > ARNOLD, HENRY S.

Henry Stanley Arnold, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at the age of 86 years. He was born on Thursday, January 8, 1920 in Decatur, Mississippi to the late Neal Henry Arnold and Murl Daughdrill Arnold. A veteran of World War II, Stanley (“Blackie” to his comrades) was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps 4th Marine Raider Battalion. Blackie was Marine Raider hero who knew no fear while in combat. He served his country and his Corps with honor, dignity and valor. After being wounded in battle, he was awarded the Purple Heart. Although never boastful about his participation in the Marine Raiders, his Raider strength and character resonated through all that were lucky enough to know him. After discharge, Stanley was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company until retirement after 33 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Eula Boyd Arnold; daughter, Angela Arnold Johnson and husband, Howard; grandson, Cameron Johnson, as well as, nieces, nephews, cousins and Marine Raider families whom he loved dearly. He will be deeply missed, but his life will be joyously remembered through his kind words and gestures, his caring of others and his unassuming dignity. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 29th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Pat H. Foley & Co. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Pat H. Foley Funeral Directors. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery with Military Honors.