WAYNE E. ARNOLD, 82 of Port Charlotte, Florida died Sunday, January 16, 2011 at
He was born July 9, 1928 in Holyoke, Massachusetts to Frederick and Alice Arnold.
He moved to North Port, Florida in 1972 from Springfield, Mass. He was a policeman in
Springfield from 1956 to 1968. Wayne was the owner of Arnold Painting and Decorating in Springfield from 1968 to 1971 and in Charlotte County, Florida from 1972 to 2005. He was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Navy serving in 1945 and a veteran of the Korean War, U.S. Army serving from 1951 to 1953.
Wayne became a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks in
Massachusetts in 1964. He was one of the founders of the Elks Lodges in Punta Gorda,
North Port, Rotonda West, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Deep Creek, Florida. He served as
Exalted Ruler at the Port Charlotte Elks Lodge 1977-1978, Punta Gorda Elks Lodge 1982-1983 and the Deep Creek Elks Lodge 2002-2003. Member of the Port Charlotte Moose Lodge No. 2121 and American Legion Post #110 of Port Charlotte.
Survived by his loving family, his wife of 40 years, Peggy Arnold of Port Charlotte; six daughters, Cheryl (Dave) Mason of North Port, FL, Tina (John) Spurlock of Port Charlotte, Debra (Roger) Hooghkirk of North Port, FL, Eva (Mark) Burden of Murphy, TX, Linda Hart of St. James City, FL and Lisa (Howard) Chan of Port Charlotte; 4 sons, Jeffrey (Barbara) Arnold of Port Charlotte, Gary (Debbie) Arnold of Port Charlotte, Joseph Nostin of Venice, FL and Frank Nostin of St. Petersburg, FL; 28 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
A visitation and gathering for family and friends will be held Monday, Jan. 24th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel with an Elk Memorial Service at 7:00 PM A reception will follow at Deep Creek Elks Lodge #2763, 1133 Capricorn Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33983.
Committal services with military honors by American Legion Post #110 of Port
Charlotte and the U.S. Army will be held Tuesday 11:00 AM Jan. 25, 2011 at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte, Florida.