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Clyde Jackson Arnold, Jr., 86, passed away December 23, 2020 at his
home in Bartlett, TN.
He graduated in 1953 from Hope High School in Hope, Arkansas.
Clyde served in the U. S. Army with duty in Okinawa and Korea as
Survey Chief. He attended Southern State College in Magnolia,
Arkansas; received his AA Degree from Texarkana Junior College; and
earned his BBA Degree from East Texas University in Commerce,
Texas. He was employed by the U. S. Postal Service in Waco, Texas
as a mail carrier from 1961-1969. During this time, he attended
McLennan County College taking law enforcement courses. Clyde
attended Postal Inspection Service School in Bethesda, Maryland and
finally completed his education with a course in Postal Inspection
Service Criminal Justice in Norman, Oklahoma. As a new U.S. Postal
Inspector, he was stationed in Chickasha, Oklahoma for initial
assignment and training in audit work, miscellaneous criminal and civil
work, and security of post offices. In 1971, Clyde was transferred to
Shreveport, Louisiana to an external crimes assignment consisting of
theft of mail, burglary, forgery of U. S. Treasury and State Treasury
checks, armed robbery, money order cases, bomb cases, perjury
cases, credit card fraud, and obstruction of justice cases. In 1977, he
was promoted to a mail fraud assignment in Memphis, Tennessee
where he dealt mainly with public corruption cases in Tennessee,
Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi. In 1982, Clyde was transferred to
New York City, where he worked criminal cases in the Bronx,
Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island and upstate New York. He
transferred back to Memphis, Tennessee, working mail fraud cases in
the Northern District of Mississippi until his retirement in 1989.
Clyde was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Memphis,
Tennessee; a Master Mason with the J. H. Lockwood Masonic Lodge
in Waco, Texas; a member of the Louisiana Peace Officers
Association in Alexandria, Louisiana; a member of the Honorable Order
of Kentucky Colonels; and a member of the National Association of
Retired Postal Inspectors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Benja Lu Arnold. Survivors
include his daughters, LeeAnn Funderburg (Dale) of West Point, MS,
Amy Tucker (Alan) of White House, TN, and Brandi Brock (Eugene) of
Memphis, TN; nine grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; one sister,
Sylvia Hubbard of Texarkana, TX, along with many nieces and
There will be a graveside service on January 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at
Memory Gardens in Hope, Arkansas.
Clyde Jackson Arnold, Jr.
7/31/1934 - 12/23/2020