Richard George Arnold

August 22, 1935 ~ January 16, 2017

Richard George “Ricky” Arnold, 81, of Sulphur passed away peacefully in his sleep, after a lengthy illness on January 16, 2017 in a local care center. Rick was a Veteran of the Louisiana Naval Reserve. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, St. Theresa’s Knights of Columbus, a former member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, OCAW, and the Rodeo Cowboys Association. After retiring, Rick enjoyed wood working, and often said he was “a jack of all trades, and a master of none”.

Rick is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara (Devall) Arnold; three children, Jan Chauvin (Michael), Marla Fontenot (Cliff, Jr.), and Mitch Arnold (Chris); 10 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Hazel Arnold; and a brother, Dennis Arnold.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1 P.M. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Carlyss with Father Edward Richard, M.S. officiating. Burial will be in Pujol Cemetery in Big Lake under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 5-9 P.M. with a rosary at 7 P.M. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home with visitation continuing on Thursday, January 19 from 9 A.M.  till time of leaving for the church.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless and Comfort you during this time of sorrow. Mr. Ricky will be missed by all. With deepest sympathy, Love Johnny and Gwen Poole

  2. My prayers are with the family and friends in your loss. Ricky say hi to Denny for me and keep that rigging tight. See you downriver one day doc.

  3. we were so sorry to hear about Ricky..all our prayers and love come to you and your family in this time of need..he is finally at peace and not struggling with daily life.

  4. Barbara, Please know that we are thinking of you today. So thankful Rick made San Saba his deer hunting home for so many years. We enjoyed him and that wonderful sense of humor. He was our special friend.

  5. My most sincere condolences for your loss. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 says: "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us". Seek our Creator for the much needed comfort by reading his word. Not only will you receive comfort, but at the same time, be reminded of God's promises for a better future. (John 5:28,29)

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