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Ralph Hayes Arnold, Jr.

Nashville -
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Mr. Ralph Hayes Arnold, Jr.

Graveside services for Mr. Ralph Hayes Arnold, Jr. age 92 years and 16 days, will be conducted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 11 AM in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation with the family will be held from 9 – 10:30 AM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Arnold passed away on Thursday, June 18 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Mr. Arnold was born on June 2, 1928, in Murfreesboro, TN to the late Rather Hayes Sr. and Rose Stacey Arnold. He served his country on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1955 and was on active duty in the Air Force reserves for several years. Ralph was employed by the TN Department of Public Health where he was a public health environmentalist. He was a long-time member of the Main Street Church of Christ, he loved building model airplanes, books, and yard work. Mr. Ralph served on several committee boards such as the Coffee County Rotary, the Coffee County Election Commission, the Board of the American Cancer Society. Mr. Ralph was a member of the inaugural class of inductees of The Tennessee Environmental Health Hall of Fame.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ralph is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary E. Arnold. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Clara Ferrell Arnold; son, Martin Arnold and his wife, Renee, and his daughter, Harriet Davis and her husband, Jimmy; three grandchildren, Alex Jones and her husband, Kevin, Travis Arnold and his wife, Jennifer, and Ethan Arnold and his wife, Hillari; three great grandchildren, Elliot Jones, Keelen and Carly Arnold.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to:
Life Choices Pregnancy Support Center of Manchester
300 W. Fort St.
Manchester, TN 37355

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Arnold family.


David Carter Garner says:

Mr. Arnold was a great friend and represented the Tennessee Department of Environmental Health Hall of Fame admirably.

Brandy Harrell GIbbs says:

Mr. Arnold was always such a sweet and fun gentleman to be around. I have enjoyed so many of the stories he has shared with me over the years. His wit was second to none! He will be greatly missed. My love and prayers to the family and especially Mrs. Clara and Harriett.

Tracy Smith Tabor says:

Mr. Arnold was always so nice and kind to me. I always enjoyed talking to him. My prayers are with all of his family during this time and the days to come.

Pat Barton says:

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Arnold's passing. In later years we would run into each other at Food Lion and spend more time talking than shopping. I always enjoyed the sage advice and good stories. My prayers go out to Harriet, Marty and their families.

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-3330