James D. "J.D." Arnold Sr., 80, of the Mill Creek community, died Tuesday Sept. 2, 2015 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport.

James D. (J.D.) Arnold Sr., 80, of the Mill Creek community, died Tuesday Sept. 2, 2015 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport.

He worked for many years with Larry Arnold Docks and Seawalls. He enjoyed the river and oystering.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Graham Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mill Creek.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ellen Noyes Arnold; children; Ellen A Thomas of Quaker Hill, Conn., James D. Arnold Jr. of Mill Creek, Jayne Arnold Brown of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Melissa A. Osborne of Harlowe, Cheyenne Wright of Harlowe, and Joyce Arnold of Newport; his brothers and sisters, Larry Arnold, Linwood Arnold, Lois Sawyers, Nellie Guthrie, Mark Arnold and William Arnold; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House.

Arrangements are by Noe Funeral Service, Beaufort.