Arnold E. James

January 16, 1947 ~ December 3, 2021 (age 74)


Arnold E. James, age 74, of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away, following a brief illness on Friday, December 3, 2021.

Born in Glendale, Ohio to the late Elbert and Thelma James, on January 16, 1947, Arnold devoted his life to being a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. Arnold loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and proven to be faithful to his loving family and friends his entire life, he had a heart of gold. By trade, he was a farmer, owner, operator, and trainer of thoroughbred racing horses (known all over the east coast), mechanical “genius” who could fix anything, carpenter, and steel worker. In his spare time, he loved playing golf and traveling. Just three short years ago, he traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, being his favorite trip. Arnold will surely be missed.

Other than his parents, preceding him in death is his loving wife of fifty-two years, Pamela James; one daughter, Jill Angela James; and one great grandson, Raylin Creech.

Survivors include, one son, Patrick (Susan) James; two daughters, Kay (Eric) Reed and Michele (Ralph) Freeze; one brother, Jerry James; one sister Lavergne James; nine grandchildren, Gabriel Wilson, Patricia (Amidy) Gonzales, Jessica Lee Creech, Lindsy Reed, Hunter Reed, Martha Reed, Christina Freeze, Pamela Nichole Freeze and Elizabeth Freeze; and two great grandchildren, Gracelynn and Lilly.

Visitation will be held at Coffee County Funeral Chapel on Monday, December 6, 2021, from 12-2PM.

Funeral services will be held, at the Funeral Home, at 2PM.

Interment to immediately follow at Farrar Hill Cemetery in Manchester, Tennessee.  

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

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December 6, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester

Funeral Service
December 6, 2021

2:00 PM
Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester

December 6, 2021

4:07 PM
Farrar Hill Cemetery, Manchester, Tennessee

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