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Jean Arnold

November 15, 1930 ~ August 6, 2019 (age 88)

Wilma Jean Arnold, 88, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019. She was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir. Jean had retired from Glidden Paint Co. but the job she truly loved was that as the secretary at Cedar Grove Elementary School. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Betty Testerman; husband, Charles W. Arnold; son, Charles “Chuck” Arnold; sister, V. Elizabeth King; and brothers, Leon Testerman and Clifford Testerman.

Wilma is survived by her daughter, Melissa Arnold; son, David Arnold; three grandchildren, Ashlee, Evan, and Alexis Arnold; and three great-grandchildren, Charlee, Taylor, and Porter Arnold.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Josh Swanson officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, act.alz.org, or Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church, 301 Virgil Ave, Kingsport, TN 37665.

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