Granvel Dean “Johnny” Arnold, age 78, a resident of Dierks, Arkansas, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at his home. He was born August 7, 1937 in Dierks. He was an employee of Briar Plant for 43 years, was the pastor of Community of Christ Church near Dierks and an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved his family and family get togethers. Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Vera Kitchens Arnold and one brother, Roger Arnold. He is survived by his wife, Roxie Duckett Arnold; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel Arnold and Hubert “Eddie” and Dana Arnold; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Wilma Cogburn and Jeffie and Sam Roth all of Dierks and one beloved sister-in-law, Leah Arnold; four grandchildren, Alex Arnold, Cody and his wife Kristen Arnold, Patience Arnold and KayLynn Brasel; one great-grandson, Harley Arnold and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Arnold will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 29, 2015, in Newhope Freewill Baptist Church with Richard Leach and Scott Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the funeral home in Dierks.