January 25, 1956 ~ July 2, 2022

Born in: Seattle, Washington
Resided in: Hendersonville, North Carolina

Stanley Lewis “Stan” Arnold, 66, of Hendersonville, died Saturday, July 2, 2022 in his residence.

Born in Seattle, Washington, he was the husband of Bonnie Kay (Forte) Arnold, and the son of the late Thomas Emerson and Rolyn Jean (Bramblett) Arnold. He was also preceded in death by a niece, Amanda Brooks.

Stan was a member of Fletcher United Methodist Church and was also an Army veteran of the Vietnam Era.

An Automotive Engineer for the majority of his life, he was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Also a motorcycle enthusiast, he was a member of Knob Mountain Motorcycle Club (Knobbies) and the Gold Wing Road Riders Association of America.

In addition to his wife of 32 years, Stan is survived by two sons: Ray and his wife Elisha and Wade and his wife Jill; six grandchildren: Devin, Dom, Ethan, Nathan, Lincoln, and Hanna; two brothers: Steve and his wife Brenda and Sid and his wife Laurel; one sister, Sandra Brooks and her husband Ricky; a sister-in-law, Peggy Oberg (Dan); a brother-in-law, Gene Forte (Pamela); Michele Walsh, who was like a daughter; and her son Danny Shiver, who was like a grandson.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Fletcher UMC with Rev. Dan Oberg and Rev. Dr. Stephen Ray officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Patty’s Chapel Cemetery. Friends will be received from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Cancer Society online at www.donate3.cancer.org; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at www.stjude.org/donate; or to Wounded Warriors Project online at www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


For those who wish to pay their respects: July 6, 2022 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fletcher United Methodist Church
50 Library Road
Fletcher, NC 28730


Room: Sanctuary

Funeral Service: July 6, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Fletcher United Methodist Church
50 Library Road
Fletcher, NC 28730


Room: Sanctuary

Graveside Service: July 6, 2022 1:45 pm

Patty's Chapel Cemetery
Patty's Chapel Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

Room: Cemetery


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  1. Safe in the arms of Jesus may you forever be. It was good to know you, Stan. I’m sorry you weren’t here with us longer. Bonnie, you’ve lost a good man but only temporarily. You’ll meet again one day, and that knowledge and hope will keep you going in the meantime.

  2. I worked with Stan for many years at BorgWarner. We made our fair share of trips to Dixon, Illinois together over the years. Interestingly, he and I shared the same birthday. We always worked well together and I enjoyed learning from and working with him. Rest In Peace.

  3. I was fortunate to meet Stan and Bonnie as a member of the “Knobbies”, such a caring and loving couple!, my heart and sincere condolences I wish to extend to Bonnie and the Family as well as the entire “Blue Ridge Knobbies”! Stan was a kind and gracious man, he will certainly be missed! PRAYERS and HUGS to ALL!!!! Trish & JAZZ

  4. Bonnie, I am so sorry to find the obituary of Stan as we were looking to see if we could get back in touch with you. You are in our prayers. We were talking about “adventures with Wade” and remembering those days together. We love you! The Neese Family


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