Stephen George Arnold, 61, of High Point, passed away Friday, April 28, 2023, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Born July 12, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the oldest son of Rosalie Fowler Arnold of Kernersville and the late Dr. Gordon B. Arnold. Steve graduated from Andrews High School in High Point; Capernwray Bible School in Carnforth, England; and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He worked as a licensed General Contractor and served as an elected official for over twenty-five years. He was elected to the High Point City Council, the North Carolina House of Representatives, and the Guilford County Board of Commissioners.
Steve loved the English language, read voraciously, and steeped himself in Scripture daily. Despite painful suffering, he successfully battled cancer in the past and strove with all the strength God gave him to overcome it again. Selfless, kind, and patient, Steve valued his family above all. Steve will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and son, a consummate gentleman, and a loyal friend.
He is survived by his wife, Nicole Carter Arnold of the home; children, Olivia Clarice Arnold, Stephen Alexander Arnold, and Richard Nathaniel Arnold all of the home; brothers, Gordon Arnold, II of High Point, Daniel Arnold and wife Rhonda of Elk Park, and Peter Arnold of Kernersville; sisters, Sherilyn Little of Stokesdale, Cynthia Westbrook and husband Jonathan of Redding, California, and Rosie Arnold of Trinity.
Memorial services will be conducted at 5:00 PM Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at Hayworth Wesleyan Church with Rev. Brian Matherlee officiating and Pastor Rick Brooks bringing the eulogy.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 4:45 PM prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hayworth Christian School.
Wright Funerals-Cremations, High Point is in charge of arrangements.