James Arnold, Nixa, son of George William and Norma “Jiggs” (Baker) Arnold, was born on February 28, 1949, in Galena, and departed this life on May 17, 2023, at the age of 74.
James was a farmer and a lifelong resident of the area. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member the 4-H.
James was preceded in death by his parents, George and Jiggs Arnold; brother, Richard Arnold and two sisters, Regina Arnold and Paula Stewart.
Survivors include: his wife, Janet Arnold of Nixa; one son, Justin James Arnold of Reeds Spring; two daughters, Tammy Arnold Mackey of Reeds Spring, and Shannon Arnold Contreras of Cuba; step daughter, Stephanie Owens and husband, Jeremiah of Ozark; four sisters, Janet Steele and partner, Don Trent of Nixa, Roberta Potter and husband, Steve of Galena, Anita Mello and husband, Mickel of Galena, and Maria Molz of Spokane; fourteen grandchildren, Brett Eisenbies, Dalten Contreras, Loric Arnold, Legend Arnold, Layla Arnold, Lieana Arnold, Taylyn Mackey, Blake Shepherd, Tristan Shepherd, Ethan Shepherd, Macy Shepherd, Liam Shepherd, Samuel Owens and Scarlett Owens; two great grandchildren, Claira Mae Contreras and Collins Kay Contreras and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2023, in Stumpff Funeral Chapel, Crane. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Galena Cemetery, Galena, under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.
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