Charles W. Arnold, 66, passed away suddenly Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Bartow Regional Medical Center of heart failure.
Born Oct. 17, 1946, in Plant City, Mr. Arnold was a longtime resident of Bartow.
He was a sales representative with Cothron Construction Company of Dover. He was an Air Force veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. He was an elder with the Bartow First Presbyterian Church; a Master Mason with the Winter Haven Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his loving wife of
45 years, Katherine Ann Arnold of Bartow; son, Matt Arnold and wife Trisha of LaBelle; daughter, Amy Gunter and husband Keith of Fort Meade; brother David Arnold and wife Cindi of Lakeland; sister, Rosane Cole and husband Calvin of Lake Wales; grandchildren, Krystle Weems, Fort Myers, Jacob Stephens of St. Augustine, and Trey Gunter of Fort Meade.
Family will receive friends Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, 650 E. Main St., Bartow.
Funeral service is Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Bartow First Presbyterian Church, 355 S. Florida Ave, Bartow.
Contributions may be made to Compassion International, 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 or the Bartow First Presbyterian Church, 355 S. Florida Ave, Bartow.
Condolences to family at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com. McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.