William Farrell 'Billy' Arnold

May 09, 2023

Feb. 1, 1957 - May 1, 2923

Funeral services for William Farrell Arnold, 66, of Smithdale, were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 6, 2023, at New Salem Baptist Church in McCall Creek with the Rev. Cletus Moak officiating.

Visitation was held from 9 a.m., until the time of service on Saturday at the church.

Affectionately known as Billy, Mr. Arnold was born to Aubrey Rogers Arnold and Robbie Lee Pennington Arnold on Feb. 1, 1957, in Natchez, and passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb.

Mr. Arnold was a gun enthusiast and took great pleasure in buying, selling, building and shooting firearms.

Hunting petrified wood was another hobby he enjoyed with one search producing a petrified log he and Lemuel Jones dug on for days, only for it to be covered over again by weather conditions.

After 30 years, Billy and his son, Brad, were able to go back and claim the log.

He liked muscle cars and hot rods, too, and was a true outdoorsman who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; his sister, Diane Priest; and his grandparents, William Aubrey Arnold and Analo Arnold.

Survivors include his children, Brad Arnold and his wife, Vickey, and Cliff Arnold and his wife, Heaven Andrews; his brother, Mike Arnold and his wife, Katie; his eight grandchildren, Lexie Arnold, Bailey Arnold, Abby Arnold, Ava Kate Arnold, Victoria Robbins, Wyatt Robbins, Ashley Bowlin and Sawyer Bowlin; his father, Rogers Arnold, and mother, Marlene Arnold; as well as other loving family members and friends.

Online condolences can be shared at www.riverwoodfamily.com.

Riverwood Family Funeral Services of Brookhaven was in charge of arrangements.