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William Carroll “Bill” Arnold of Gold Canyon passed away on July 17, 2022, at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. Bill was born on August 29, 1935, in Duck, Clay County, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Kay, his children Tracey Tucker (Sterling), Craig, brothers Calo (Kathryn), Lowell (Marilynn Pustelak), brother-in-law Gary Cochran (Delores), four grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bill joined the Navy in 1955. Bill’s four years of service in the Navy would instill in him a level of discipline that he proudly practiced every day of his life. Bill would speak often and fondly of the men and memories he carried from those years of service.
Bill’s automotive career spanned 72 years. In 1959 he began working fulltime alongside his father Doy and older brother Calo at Arnold Motor Sales. In 1973 Bill would partner with his younger brother Lowell and the Apache Junction location would become Arnold Auto Center. In the 1990’s Bill’s sons Eric and Craig would join the business.
Bill had an incredible knowledge of history which he loved sharing. Bill never wavered from duty to his family, to his employees, and to his customers. His philosophy for living a full life was to live a truthful life with yourself and with your fellow man. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him. For more information go to https://awisechoiceaz.com/.