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Thomas Alan Arnold

Thomas Alan Arnold, age 60, was taken from us on February 25, 2022. Tom was a kind, caring, mature, affable, even-tempered, literate & knowledgeable man. It is a huge loss to all of us that love him so dearly.

Tom was born October 29, 1961 in Kinston North Carolina. He grew up in Kinston, Wilmington Delaware, Hamm Germany, and Chattanooga Tennessee, where he graduated from Hixson High School in 1979. Tom graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1983.

After moving to Atlanta in 1984, Tom lived north of Atlanta enjoying many years honing outdoor skills. In 2000, he embarked on a new career at SCANA Energy and relocated from Roswell to Poncey Highlands to be a part of the emerging intown scene. As soon as he moved to the neighborhood, he embraced all that it had to offer and became well known and respected member of the community. Tom loved the city of Atlanta; he closely followed city government and civic developments, and never lacked for an opinion on Atlanta politics and policy. Tom's passion for his neighborhood, the city, and the environment was evident in over 20 years involvement with Trees Atlanta; he planted trees all over the city that will continue to grow and flourish as a lasting legacy to him.

Tom was previously a volunteer for Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta.

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Thank You

GRRA and Geri Arnold Gaynor are grateful to the following for their donations:

  • Daniel Carlin

  • Bill and Janet Carver


  • Sidney Ward

  • Nate Carn

  • Diane Egede-Nissen

  • Stephan Carlin

  • Lisa Sullivan

  • Geri Gaynor

  • Beth Roellig

  • 2 anonymous donors

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