John L. Arnold passed away November 14, 2012 after an extended illness. John was born December 11, 1939 to Dorothy and Arthur Arnold in Terre Haute, Indiana.
John moved to Naples with the family in 1959 where he owned the Naples Five & Dime, Arnold's Variety Store and Gulf Sporting Goods. John entered into the family real estate business and became a partner in the Arnold Family Limited Partnership and other real estate holdings.
John was an active member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club.
His love of the sea was surpassed only by his love for family. His yacht, Solitaire, was frequently seen in the Bahamas and Caribbean Islands.
John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Annette; son Lee Arnold (Lisa), daughter Tara Williams (Sean); Brother Don Arnold and four grandchildren, Demi, Bailee, Kealyn and Camden.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 17 from 4:00 until 5:00pm at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will begin at 5:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in John's name to the American Heart Association.