We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home
Rodney Arnold departed his earthly vessel peacefully in his home on May,19, 2022 at the age of 62. He was born on September 3, 1959 in Toledo, OH to the parents of Mary Ellen Arnold and the late Frank Milton Stewart.He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Clark Street Baptist Church while he resided in Huntington, TN. Rodney attendedHuntington High School andbecame a LicensedMaster Carpenter in his mid-twenties. He opened a custom furniture business in Los Angeles, CA where his creativity flourished. He later moved to Aniston, Alabama where he continued to master his trade. Later in life, he was drawn back to his birthplace of Toledo, OH where he continued to utilize his carpentry skills, while enjoying cooking, gardening, and interior decorating.
Rodney was a very gifted and talented individual who could achieve anything he put his mind to. He had innate architect skills that gave him the ability to develop blue prints and construct a house from the ground up. He could also create customized furniture for one’s home. He had a hobby as a botanist and loved to grow plants. He even cultivated a garden of fruits and vegetables on an elevated level of his home. Rodney also enjoyed reading the Bible, studying biblical history, and engaging in robust discussions about Theology.
Rodney loved his family and leaves to cherish his memory his mother Mary Ellen Johnson and a special friend of 22 years, Clifton Newton. Fivesisters, Millicent Albert (Elie) of Wylie, TX, Sonya Nugent (Earnest) of Garland, TX, Darlene Stewart of Detriot, MI, Wendy Stewart of Toledo,OH, Karla Stewart of Toledo, OH. Five brothers, Darryl Arnold of Los Angeles, CA, Clyde Loundon (Phyllis) of Box Springs, TN, Gregory Loundon of Huntingdon, TN, Ashton Stewart of Toledo, OH, Skylar Stewart of Milwaukee, WI, and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephewswho loved him to the moon and back. Rodney was preceded in death by his father Frank Milton Stewart and two brothers, Timothy Quinn Arnold and Terry Milton Arnold.
Rodney also had six step-siblings, Alma Mays (Steve) of Atwood, TN, Linda Willis of Huntingdon, TN, Andrea Johnson of Huntingdon, TN, Robert Johnson of Lexington, TN, Charles Johnson(Jackie) of Huntingdon, TN,and Corey Johnson(Kim) of Buena Vista, TN.
Everyone loved Rodney as he had a heart of gold and a very engaging personality. He was a strong spirited individual who persevered, no matter what challenges he faced in life. Rodney’s determination, resilience, and “I Want Complain”demeanor will always be a part of his legacy. He will be deeply missed and forever have a place in the hearts of his family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00PM Saturday May 28, 2022 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Humbles Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00AM until time of services at 1:00PM