He was a retired Meat Department Manager for Houchens Markets in Hodgenville, Campbellsville and Louisville, he served four years in the United State Marine Corps attaining the rank of Sergeant and was a member of the BR Young Masonic Lodge in Hodgenville.
Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, Creed and Vadie Carter Gardner; two sisters, Alene Clopton and Frances Powell; a brother Creed J. Gardner.
He is survived by a son, Gregory Gardner of Louisville; two brothers, LeRoy Gardner and Gerald (Margie) Gardner all of Hodgenville.
Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville, Caleb Phelps officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the South Fork Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 10 AM Saturday at the funeral home.