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Jack Hampton Arnold, 1924 – 2008

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 Jack Hampton Arnold was born Oct. 18, 1924, in Portsmouth, Va., to Jasper Frederick Arnold and Harriette Myrtle Hampton Arnold.
 After graduation from high school, he attended Randolph-Macon College. In 1943 he joined the U.S. Navy and the V-12 unit at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and then the V-12 unit at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
 In 1949 he graduated from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. (Master of Divinity).
 While in Atlanta, Jack met and married Jo Ann Brittingham. They shared 58 years of happy marriage, and adopted three wonderful children — Catherine, John and Mary Ann. His family loved the humor and cheerfulness he brought to all their days together. He spent lots of “Saturday time” with his children, and his guidance helped them to be the wonderful adults they are today.
 Jack loved Bible study, preaching, stamp collecting, antique clocks and being a local church pastor in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church.
 He retired in 1990 and lived in Hampton, Va., until the time of his death at 83 on May 9, 2008. He is buried in Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth, Va.
— Jo Ann B. Arnold


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