ARNOLD, Willie "Bill" Manson, age 100 of Hermitage, passed away June 20, 2018. Mr. Arnold was a federal employee who served all of the military service branches throughout his career with NASA. One of his proudest accomplishments is having worked on the rocket that put Neil Armstrong on the moon. After more than 30 years of service, he retired to build homes with his brother in Hendersonville, TN. Mr. Arnold was a Third Degree Master Mason and was a member of the organization for more than 50 years. He was an active member of the Middle TN Chapter of the Wally Byam Caravan Club. A man of devout faith, he was a founding member of the Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL.
Preceded in death by wife, Beatrice Underwood Arnold; parents, Stonewall Jackson & Mamie Arnold; and brothers, Clyde, Melvin and Lee Arnold. He is survived by children, Ray J. Arnold, William L. (Toddy) Arnold, and Diane (Bobby) Ingram; grandchildren, Melissa Arnold Baker, Kevin Ray (Charlotte) Arnold, Bobby Arnold (Dana) Ingram, Christopher Jackson (Colleen) Arnold and Cassidy (Steven) Brown; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23rd at 3pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Rev. Arden Schlesinger officiating. Interment will follow the service at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, June 23rd from 2-3pm.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com