Mr. Arwood was a native of Johnson City. He was the son of the late Thomas Luther Arwood, Sr. and Arlene Juanita Campbell Arwood. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Patsy Ruth Arwood, Peggy June Kegley Snowden, and Wanda Sue Arwood Persinger and two brothers, Roy Cecil Arwood and James “Bud” Kegley.
Thomas was a 1965 graduate of Boones Creek High School, a 1968 graduate of Massey Technical Institute, Jacksonville, FL and 1993 graduate of Athens State University, Athens, Alabama. He served 21 years in the U.S. Army from March 1969 to August 1989 and retired as a Senior Noncommissioned Officer. He was employed as a Civilian Human Resources Specialist for the Department of the Army, Redstone Arsenal located in Huntsville, Alabama from February 1992 until his retirement from Federal Civil Service in February 2013 at which time he and his wife moved home to East Tennessee.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Anna Richardson Arwood; two sons, Thomas Luther Arwood, III of Telford and Patrick Allyn Arwood also of Telford; two sisters, Betty Lou Arwood Smith of Johnson City and Donna Louise Arwood Tester of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight MacPherson and Mr. Roger Schill officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday prior to the service.
The graveside committal service will be conducted 1:45 pm Friday, June 8, 2018 at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 1:15 pm on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Military Honors will be given by Elizabethton Unit.
Condolences may be sent to the Arwood family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821