James Allen “Rooster” Arnold, age 63, of Curtis, passed from this life on Friday, April 21, 2023, at CHI St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born July 6, 1959, in Arkadelphia, the son of the late JP and Vivian Smith Arnold.
Rooster was a 1977 graduate of Arkadelphia High School. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Clark County Road Department. Rooster was a member of Curtis First Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandkids in his free time.
Rooster was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Steve Arnold.
Survivors are his wife, Gwen Burroughs of Curtis; two sons, Jared Arnold (Erin) of Curtis and Matthew Arnold (Heather) of Poyen; four grandchildren; one sister, Susie Lamkin (Jamie) of Chidester; three brothers, Greg Arnold of Curtis, Ronnie Arnold of Hollywood and Tommy Arnold (Diane) of Dalark.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.
Interment in Hart’s Chapel Cemetery will be private.
Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book.