Randy K. “Bruno” Arnold, 54, of Lenoir, N.C., formerly of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Arnold was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Stacey Ray and Dorothy White Arnold.
Randy worked at Snap-on Tools as a mill operator. He was a member of Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church and attended Lenoir First Free Will Baptist Church in Lenoir, N.C. He loved fishing, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and being with his wife, his family and his dogs, Trouble and Callie.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Berry Hatton-Arnold, Lenoir, N.C.; a son, Brian Arnold and wife Celia, Elizabethton; three step-children, Shannon Hatton, Lenoir, N.C., Aaron Hatton, Lenoir, N.C., and Wendy Hatton, Morganton, N.C.; six step-grandchildren, Mikey Wilson, Heather Wilson, Kaleigh Hatton, Smith Hatton, Charlie Hatton and Cooper Hatton; five step-great-grandchildren, Logan Wilson, Jolie Wilson, McKayla Wilson, Jacob Edminson and Hailey Edminson; a brother, James Arnold of Tennessee; and his best friends, Stanley Honeycutt and Darrell Birchfield.
The funeral service for Mr. Arnold will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Jerry Emert, Rev. Jack Moses and Rev. Carl Grindstaff officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. The graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 20, in the Hurley Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Darrell Birchfield, Aaron Hatton, Shannon Hatton, Johnny Hyder, Jonathan Grindstaff and James Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow employees of Snap-on Tools. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at noon Thursday to go in procession. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Arnold family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.