Funeral service for Paul Goodrich Arnold, age 88 of Fayetteville, will be conducted at 2 PM on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Unity Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday from 12 PM until 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
Paul was born on March 20, 1932, in Lincoln County, TN to the late Willis Frank and Leah Edde Fears Arnold. He worked as a milk delivery driver for Avalon Dairy and then in the cutting room at Serbin. After retirement, Paul worked at Pendergrass Supply. He loved fishing, hunting, traveling to yard sales and flea markets, and was affectionately known as the “Turnip Green Man”. Paul enjoyed attending the sporting events of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Highland United Methodist Church. Paul passed away on January 25, 2021 at Maury Regional Medical Center.
Paul is survived by his children, Paulette (C.G.) Thompson, Paula (David) Dollar, and Vickie (Phillip) Shelton; grandchildren, Misty (Ricky) Stevenson, Jeremy (fiance’ Sara Hill) Dollar, Brad (Jana) Shelton, and Chris (Chelsea) Shelton; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Rebecca Legg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Mae Adcox Arnold in 2019; grandchildren, Diane Thompson and Jonathon Dollar; siblings, Ray Arnold, R.W. Arnold, Mary Lee Pirtle, Dot Chisam, Homer Fears, Floyd Fears, Lois Barnes, Flossie Metcalf, and Wilma Skrocki.
Memorials may be made to the Multi County Cancer Support Network, Attn.: Cary Sullivan, P.O. Box 470, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
The family requests that all attendees please wear masks.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Paul Goodrich Arnold.
Paula we are so sorry about your father always loved talking with him you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
Praying for all of you. Paul was a good man. I’m sorry I cannot be there today. I cherish all the memories I have of your family.
Sorry to here of Pauls passing he was a gentle man like his Dad Papa Willis our prayers are with the family.
Dear cousins,Paulette, Paula, and Vicky, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad.Uncle Paul was a wonderful and kind man. I know he will be missed.My love and prayers are with you and your families ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏
We are so sorry to hear of Mr Paul’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Gloria,Angie,Jeff Terry,Shae and Bryson
So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Mom (Barbara Arnold Neece) sends her love and prayers.
To the entire Arnold family:
I am so very sorry to learn of Mr. Paul’s passing. He was truly a joy to be around, one of the best! Praying for all of you now and days ahead.
Love and Blessings,
Teri Marty Pitts
So sorry to hear of Mr Paul passing…I know he will be missed by family and friends.
I will seeing this neighbor. Each time I drove by his house, I knew wherever he was he was busy as a bee. He will be missed.
Paula, I’m so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With our sincere sympathy to Paulette and family
Lynn and Marcella Scott
I remember working with paul are Serbian in the cutting room. Prayers for his family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our family loved Mr. Paul and always enjoyed seeing him and visiting with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort and peace as you adjust to changes in your lives. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams and Naomi Wallace
Prayers and hugs for you and family. May God shower and bless you with healing 💕
Prayers for you all.. Mr Paul was a good man.. I had many conversations with him after Kerry died.. they were yard sale friends!
Prayers to the family at this time of the loss of your Dad. Thinking of each of you at this time!