Charles H. Arnold, Jr.

Born on October 17, 1942

Departed on October 8, 2020 and resided in Brentwood, Tennessee

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Charles Henry Arnold, Jr., 77, of Golden Beach, MD (now residing in Brentwood, TN) passed away at home on October 7, 2020. He was born on October 17, 1942, in Washington, DC. He was the son to the late Charles H., Sr and Florence H. (Burt) Arnold. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Jimmy Arnold, Eddie Arnold, and his sister Barbara Arnold. He has a brother Tommy Arnold of Florida, Johnny Arnold of Virginia and a sister, Lorraine (Arnold) Campbell of Delaware.

Charles (Chuck) married Bette Anne (Francis) on February 15,1963. He retired from NASA after 42 years of service.

He was the loving father to four children; Charles R. Arnold (Maria) of Hughesville, MD, Joseph H. Arnold (Jennifer) of Burns, TN, Jeffrey A. Arnold (Elizabeth) Brentwood, TN, and Robin Arnold Bell (Steve) of Brentwood, TN. He had 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews and many dear friends and family.

Chuck lived a simple life enjoying his old cars and getting together with his buddies. He and his wife would host family and friend gathering on the weekends. Chuck at the grill and playing music with his uncles and friends. His wife Bette Anne would do all the cooking. He and Bette Anne loved to cruise in their classic convertible on the weekends. He was a member of the Crown Victoria Association.

A graveside burial will take place at 1:00 on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

11 Comments to Charles H. Arnold, Jr.

  1. Kyle & Jackie Ann Murray
    October 12, 2020 4:44 pm

    Uncle Chuck…may you rest in Peace. I know you are finally feeling like your old self. You will be missed.
    Aunt Bette Anne and family…we know your family is in pain. We are asking God to be with you in this moment if sorrow.
    Love to you all.

  2. family. BRECKENRIDGE
    October 12, 2020 4:52 pm

    Chuck. You will be missed. By many many people. Love, jackie thinking. About the whole famliy.

  3. Tony & Katharine King
    October 12, 2020 5:08 pm

    Chuck…Tony and I will miss you very much. Our sympathies go out to the family.

  4. Bob & Ellen & Family
    October 13, 2020 12:49 am

    Abraham Lincoln Quote: “It is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”
    We all will miss you.

  5. Sheila Hayes
    October 13, 2020 4:15 pm

    Chuck- we are sad to see you go but know you are at peace and probably jamming with all your uncles and friends on your guitars! Me and Brother were honored to have you and your uncles play at our wedding 44 years ago ! My family has enjoyed all the parties and get togethers at yours and Bette Anne’s “sister”home for many years ! Me ,Brother and the girls Lindsay and Samantha always talk about the great Halloween parties ! What a blast! Our thoughts and prayers to all the family ! RIP Chuck you will be missed ! Love Brother, Sheila and family!

  6. Vernon Francis
    October 13, 2020 5:16 pm

    Chuck, sorry to see you go so soon. At least you’re at rest in a better place. You will be missed by a lot of people. R.I.P. LOVE, BUD &JUDY

  7. Samantha Hayes
    October 13, 2020 9:19 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all, may you rest in heaven Uncle Chuck, you will be missed by so many. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.” Love, Samantha

  8. Stephanie Francis (sisters-in-law)
    October 14, 2020 1:47 am

    You’ve been apart of our family for such a long time . When I think of you Chuck , my thoughts go to a few things . Like , how willing and able you always were to help work on anyone’s car ,( as long as they participated, watched, and learned ,”)but that’s ok , it got done, and we always learned something. “The only way” to get it done . Nothing you couldn’t do , ever ! . Oh ,yes, and how you wooed your wife, (my sister) with your talented guitar playing and incredible voice , especially when singing Elvis songs . We all came to enjoy so very much ! I remember, Bette Anne would look at you like you were Evlis himself ,! well , to her , you were a supper star . ! you were the one and only man for her , Everyone could see that . . And another is the way you taught all your children all you knew in building , as they all went on to build their own homes as you did . What a beautiful family you and Bette Anne have raised . Parents to look up to , and children to be proud of . You’ve left a great legacy behind . It’s been a pleasure and honor knowing you ,Chuck . Having you join our very large family, is a gift . May God welcome you with open arms, as you rest peacefully joining his Kingdom. As for your family and loved ones left behind , may the Good Lord lift you up , comfort each and every one of you , and to bring peace to your heart , knowing that you,”Chuck” are now residing with the King of Kings , Glory be to God , I love you all ❤️God bless you 🙏🙌❤️And peace be with you ,I wish you love and light 🙌

  9. Amie Friedberg
    October 15, 2020 2:43 pm

    Robin, I loved seeing all the wonderful family memories on the video. I am so incredibly saddened by the news for your family. I loved coming to your house for family gatherings and talking to your mom and dad. He was always kind to me and made me feel an accepted member of your family. Hug your mom for me. It’s never easy. He was a good man, you dad, and I am sure he will be missed by all who knew him. I will always remember his love of antique cars.

  10. James and Karen Francis
    October 15, 2020 8:41 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Thanks for the great entertainment at the family get-togethers. Great memories for all. You were a Super-talented person. We will both miss you, Chuck. RIP

  11. Terree & Eddie
    October 17, 2020 10:53 am

    Uncle Chuck, So sorry you had to leave us so soon. Thanks for all the music and good times. Thanks for that little smile we seen once in a while. Rest in Peace.
    Aunt Bette Anne, we are so sorry for yor loss, but just remember you will hear his music again one day. Just know he is in a good place. Take care!
    Arnold Family, So sorry about the loss of your father.
    We know how you feel, but he is in good hands.
    We Love you all! Take care!

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