James M. Arnold

May 18, 1943 — Dec. 24, 2005

James M. “Jim” Arnold, 62, of Anderson, died Dec. 24, 2005, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born May 18, 1943, in Logansport and had been an Anderson resident since 1964.

He was employed in production at General Motors for 22 years where he was known as “Beatle.” He also owned Valley Grove Gun Shop for 29 years, which he deeply loved.

He was a member of the Methodist Church in Logansport. He graduated from Logansport High School in 1961. He was a member of the NRA and Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge 392. He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and he loved his antique cars.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Anna (Locke) Arnold of Anderson, whom he married in Muncie on Sept. 11, 1962; his mother-in-law, Hazel Shock of Logansport; two daughters, Elizabeth Mullen and Jennifer and husband Andrew Bagienski, all of Anderson; two brothers, John “Jack” Arnold of Florida and Gerald “Jerry” Arnold of Anderson; five grandchildren, Lauren Mullen, Bailey Mullen, Oliviah Bagienski, Jaric Bagienski and Bret Bagienski; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mason J. and Emma Louise (Maple) Arnold.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Robert Bell officiating. Please join us in a memorial cruise-in and drive your classic car.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted by the Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge 392 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the In As Much Food Kitchen.

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