Willie Ralph Arnold known as Buddy to family and friends passed away at his residence in Rosedale La on October 15th at 0915 hours. He was born August 30th, 1937 in Auburn MS. He was 76 years old. Buddy was a retired Air Force Veteran who served in Vietnam and received Air Force Good Conduct, Army Good Conduct, Expert Marksman and the National Defense medals. Upon his retirment from the Air Force he worked for the United States Post Office until he retired. Buddy is survived in death by his wife of 53 years Bernadette Sparks Arnold; Children Bobby and Terry Arnold, Rhonda Brantley and Sonny Dantin, Tony Arnold. Grandchildren; Brannon and Brandi Ogden, Shannon Arnold, Mechelle and Gabe Kelley, Ryan and Heather Ogden, Lacey and Trip Buchert, Brittney and Jimmy Baird, Tony Jr. Arnold and Katelyn Arnold. He also was a great grandfather to 15 great grandchildren. Buddy was preceded in death by: Parents; Jeffie and Lola Arnold, Sister; Carolyn Arnold, Brother; Brent Arnold and Grandson Aaron Arnold. Viewing will be held on Wednesday October 16, 2013 at Crossfire Tabernacle located at 76580 Rosedale Rd in Rosedale Louisiana from 6pm til 9pm. Services will be held on Thursday October 17, 2013 at Crossfire Tabernacle at 10 am. Burial services will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens located at 6305 Groom Rd in Baker Louisiana. Services will be conducted by Rev. Troy Romig.