Gerald H. Arnold
Gerald H. Arnold, 87 of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was the loving husband of Marion E. (Farnsworth) Arnold. Born in North Kingstown, he was the son of the late Ernest L. Arnold and Ruby E. (Huling) Arnold. Mr. Arnold was a North Kingstown Firefighter for many years, retiring as Captain. He worked on the Washington County Fair Committee for over 30 years, was a member of the Exeter Grange, owned his own locksmith business, and worked for Johnson's Boatyard in his earlier years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the former Washington Lodge. In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving children: Carol A. White and her husband Joseph of Yatesville, Ga., Joanne McGrory and her husband Dennis of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Rae A. Strickland and her husband Peter of East Hampton, Conn. He was the father of the late Steven E. Arnold. Cherished grandfather of Christy Stice, Joseph White, Jerry White, Rebecca Roth, Kelly Caisse, Sean McGrory, Noah Strickland, Jericha Strickland, Sarah Martin, and great-grandfather of Zachariah, Jordan, Logan, Drew, Matthew, Hannah, Brayden, MacKenzie, Ava, Amelia, Jack, Ned, & Althea. He was the brother of Rosemary Barringer of Virginia Beach, VA. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. in The First Baptist Church of North Kingstown, 1135 Tower Hill Road. Burial will be private. Relatives & friends are invited and may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in THE CRANSTON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME of WICKFORD, 140 West Main Street, Wickford Village, North Kingstown. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to North Kingstown Rescue, 80 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852 will be appreciated. For online messages of condolence, kindly visit www.CranstonMurphy.com.
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