Harold Dave Arnold, 90, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021, at his home in Dallas. A graveside service will be Sunday, September 26 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City at 1:00 p.m. with visitation at 12:00 noon at the Owens Funeral Home Chapel.
Dave was born on September 30, 1930 in Celeste, Texas to Joe Sye and Fannie Lee Gilmer Arnold. On December 6, 1949 he married June Cunningham and together they raised two daughters and two sons. Dave worked for Provident American Insurance Company for many years.
Survivors are his children, Cindy Lipitz, Dave Arnold, Jr. (Shirley), Harvey Arnold (Michelle); Grandchildren, Tara Howey (Jason), James LoMonaco (Ana), Tori Ford (Ryan), David Arnold (Carli), Toni Thomelin (Philippe), Ricky Reid (Lila); Great Grandchildren, Maggie Ford and Matthew LoMonaco.
Dave was preceded in death by his wife, June and daughter, Pam.
The family wishes to thank Three Oaks Hospice for the love and care they shared with our loved one.
Dave, you and your family are in our prayers.
John 16:22. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
Love and prayers, now and always
Praying for your family.
What a blessing to have him for so many years.
So sorry to the family Prayers to all
I met H. Dave on March 17th, 1969 when I was 25 years old and just starting in the Insurance business. We became fast friends at once. A person is indeed blessed to have a friend for nearly 53 years. When I say friend I am not speaking in terms of what most people call a friend. Those are mostly Acquaintances. H. Dave was not my friend for any “what’s in it for me” action. We did not always see eye to eye. But He would accept you for what you were and not what he wanted you to be. We were there for each other when “the going got tough” as it were. I will miss him dearly.
My first memories of Uncle Dave are when he and Aunt June lived in Houston and I was just a child. I always loved to read and he would save Mad Magazines for me. We would sit on his bed and laugh over the current issue. I always loved those moments and think he did too. He would tell me his kids weren’t interested in the silly magazine and appreciated my enjoyment.
He has always been in my life. Dave was kind, supportive, loving, with the greatest laugh. As a single mother of three children it meant a lot to have him and Aunt June tell me how proud they were of me and my accomplishments. He was still proud today. Each time we talked he always wanted to know about my children and grandchildren; asking specific questions of interest in their life. He also filled in some blanks from my childhood and family history.
I spoke to Uncle Dave recently. We talked about family matters, his struggle, and my upcoming trip to Hawaii. He was so excited I was going again and loved to share memories of his trip. We also planned on my coming to visit when he felt better. He is better now and I will see him someday.
God bless you Uncle Dave. Thank you for being such a positive and important part of my life. You will be greatly missed.