ARNOLD, W.D. – (d. 1991)

JACKSON, TN – W. D. Arnold, 81, retired barber, died Saturday, March 16 1991 at Jackson- Madison County General Hospital. Services at Lawrence-Sorenson Funeral Home with burial in New Friendship Cemetery in Chester County. He was born May 16 1909 in Chester County, the son of William C. and Georgia Arnold. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Jackson. Arnold, the widower of Margie Irene Pearce Arnold, leaves two sons, Jerry Paul Arnold of Nashville and William Frank Arnold of Jackson; a brother, Richard E. “Eddy” Arnold of Brentwood TN, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (NOTE: His brother, Eddy was the famous Country Singer.)

Submitted by Glen Peddy.


  • Larry

    W.D. was barber to my dad, me and my 3 brothers during the 60s and 70s – I have some great memories of getting my haircut and listening to the “old” men sitting around talking, enjoying their Cokes-and-Tom’s peanuts. I remember him as a really kind and soft-spoken gentleman. I was just watching Eddy on a TV special and it made me think of W.D.

    • Taneya

      Thank you so much Larry for sharing your memories. It really helps give context to the people from the past. 🙂