William Wesley Arnold, 81, of Franklin, Arkansas, passed away, Thursday, December 29th, 2016, peacefully at his home surrounded by family members. Wesley was born in Franklin, Arkansas on August 29, 1935, son of the late Audie (Felton) and Homer Arnold. He spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Wesley was united in marriage to Roberta Benton on January 12, 2012 in Franklin, Arkansas. During his working years, he owned and managed, Arnold's Foodways in Horseshoe Bend and was a Cattle Rancher at his ranch, Spring Valley Ranch in Franklin. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.
Wesley is survived by his wife, Roberta Arnold of the home; daughters, Julie Kent and husband Donald of Scottsdale, Arizona and Pamela Villacres of Ellensburg, Washington; sisters, Euna Mae Herron and Marie Walker both of Franklin, Arkansas; brother, Larry Arnold of Little Rock, Arkansas; grandchildren, Brennan and Taylor Kent and Aja and Talon Villacres; nieces, Judy Sanders, Stephanie Horton and Angie Bratz and nephews, Frank Herron, LaVern Herron, Lonnie Bailey, Monte Bussard, Brian Bussard, Aaron Bussard and Dalton Wallace.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Audie Arnold; brother, Jay Arnold and sister, Christine Bussard.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM at Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church with Bro. Eric Ertle officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church, 511 West Church Street, Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas 72512 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Memorial and Honor Gifts, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38148-0142.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.