|Death: ||Dec., 2011|
YORKTOWN - James Spencer Arnold Jr., 80, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Newport News, Va. He was born in Newport News, but the family moved early in his life to Hampton.
Spencer was preceded in death by his parents, James Spencer Arnold and Ruby Dunaway Arnold; and wife, Norma Alligood Arnold.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy T. Arnold; a brother, David Lee Arnold and his wife, Pam, of Williamsburg, Va.; two daughters, Susan Arnold Cox of Atlanta, Ga., and Leesa Arnold Strange, of Meshoppen, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Spencer graduated from Hampton High School, class of 1948 and Cincinnati Bible Seminary, class of 1952. He served as a Christian minister for 60 years in Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. He was a member of Northside Christian Church in Yorktown, Va., a choir member and was a beloved teacher of the Praymates Class.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests expressions of sympathy be made to Northside Christian Church, 1300 George Washington Highway, Yorktown, Va., the Journey Forward Fund to build a new youth wing.
The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home, Warwick Blvd. and Harpersville Rd., Newport News, Va., on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Northside Christian Church, officiated by Larry Jones, Senior Minister.
A reception at the church will follow the private interment in Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, Va. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from December 17 to December 19, 2011
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Record added: Jul 22, 2012
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