Ronald Wayne Arnold, Jr, age 62, went home to be with the Lord on April 19, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ron was born October 4, 1958, in Frankfort, Germany. He grew up in Perryville, Kentucky, and left to join the United States Navy at the age of 17. Ron served nine years active duty before transitioning to the U.S. Naval Reserve joining MIUWU 207 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was recalled to active duty after the U.S.S. Cole was attacked, serving in the United Arab Emirates and again serving stateside after 9/11. Ron completed his 30-year naval career as a Senior Chief Gunner’s Mate SW. He joined the Publix Supermarkets team in 1997 and retired in 2019. Ron had a deep love and dedication to his Savior, his family and his country. He felt it was his duty to mentor boys and men. He was a Dave Ramsey certified Financial Counselor, and it was his ministry and passion to teach others how to prepare a budget and get out of debt to have financial peace. Ron was preceded in death by his parents Ronald and Sylvia Arnold. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Becky Arnold, a son, Samuel Arnold, two brothers, Rocky Arnold (Dianna) of Perryville, Kentucky, Barry Arnold of Perryville, Kentucky, two sisters, Kathy Emerson (Lawrence) of Perryville, Kentucky, Rhonda Smith of Perryville, Kentucky, several nieces and nephews, and adopted four-legged nephew, Buddy Crump. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 800 Hammond Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32221 with Pastor Tom Messer officiating followed by interment in Jones Cemetery, Callahan, Florida. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Visitation Details Trinity Baptist Church 800 Hammond Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32221
Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Service Details Trinity Baptist Church 800 Hammond Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32221
Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:00 PM