Charles E. Arnold, Sr.
Charles Edward (“Eddie”) Arnold, Sr. 78, a lifelong resident of Lee County passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016, in Cape Coral, FL. Eddie, the second of four boys, was born March 25, 1938, in North Ft. Myers to Sylvester and Edna Jane “Janie” Arnold, both now deceased.
Eddie was raised in the Bayshore area and graduated from Fort Myers High School. He was a talented athlete, drafted by a minor league baseball team, but was found too young to play. After graduation, he joined the Army, serving four years where he continued to enjoy sports as a featherweight boxer. After earning an honorable discharge, Eddie became a commercial and residential flooring installer, working at Hessler Floor Covering many years before becoming part owner of Tile by Appointment.
Eddie is survived by his children, Charles E. Arnold, Jr. (fiancée, Deborah Simpson) of N. Ft. Myers, FL; Pamela Jean L’Heureux (husband, Terry) of Winter Park, FL and Timothy Dale Arnold (wife, Gracie) of Winter Park, FL; three brothers, Jimmie of Ft. Myers, FL; Vester of Fruitland Park, FL; and Michael “Mike” of N. Hollywood, CA; three grandchildren, Bryan, Christian and Hannah; one nephew, five nieces and many great nephews and nieces. He was also known as Grandpa Eddie and G Eddie to many who considered him “Family of the Heart”.
A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Winkler Road Baptist Church, 5770 Winkler Road, Ft. Myers with Pastor Vester Arnold officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.