Services for Jack E. Arnold, 83, of Killeen, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Killeen, with the Rev. Jimmy Towers and the Rev. Randy Wallace officiating.
Burial will be in the Killeen City Cemetery.
Arnold died Sept. 25, 2004, at his home.
He was born July 9, 1921, in Killeen to Jim and Velma Arnold. He graduated from Killeen High School in 1939 and enrolled in Baylor University, but put school on hold when he enlisted in the Army during World War II. During his four years of service, he came home on leave for his brother's funeral and, before returning, he married Claudine Riley on Aug. 7, 1942. He returned from the war in 1946, re-enrolled in Baylor and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1949. He later returned for his master's degree.
Arnold and his wife moved to Bremond in 1951, where he was a teacher and head football coach. In 1957, his team won Regionals. After 10 years in Bremond, Arnold returned to Killeen as a coach under Leo Buckley. He also became principal of Avenue D Elementary School, the same school where from which he graduated. Later, he was principal of Peebles Elementary School for 20 years, before retiring in 1983. Arnold was an avid Killeen High School supporter and loved to watch the Roos on Friday nights.
Survivors include his wife, Claudine, of Killeen; three daughters, Carolyn Jane Howard and Kathy Lynn Sandage both of Killeen and Jean Ann Caffee of Orange Park, Fla.; one sister, Lois Brookes; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, James H. "Screwdriver" Arnold, Wayne W. "Pistol" Arnold, Roy "Shorty" Arnold and Clifton Arnold; two sisters, Maxine Veazey and Fern Becknell; and two grandchildren.