Lloyd Eugene Arnold, Jr.

October 01, 1960, March 26, 2019

Lloyd Arnold, Jr.

Lloyd Arnold, 58, passed away Tuesday, March 26th, 2019. 

A charismatic and outgoing man, Lloyd was loved by all who knew him. He was always quick with a joke and had an easy charm that began friendships that lasted a lifetime.

As a young man, he was naturally athletic and played football as quarterback; baseball as shortstop; and both singles and doubles tennis at Forest Park High School. After graduating in 1979, his outgoing personality naturally led him to Sigma Phi Epsilon, which he initially joined at Lamar University. 

Upon transferring to Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University), Lloyd’s leadership skills blossomed when he founded that university’s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

After graduating in 1985 with a degree in business administration, Lloyd embarked on a long and successful career in mortgage banking, mortgage brokering and wholesale loan operations. He was involved with the Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers (TAMB) for ten years serving on the local and state Executive Board of Directors. He was President of the state association in 1993 and represented Texas as a Delegate Council member to the National Association of Mortgage Brokers. He also led political lobbying efforts at the state and national level.

Lloyd was a surprisingly sentimental man, who held family heirlooms, tokens of friendship, and simple traditions dear to his heart. A fond memory, shared with his daughters Brittany and Kaitlyn, was a Friday night ritual:  A good dinner of Mexican food, followed by dancing in the living room. 

In many ways Lloyd was larger than life; and for everyone who knew him, the world was a brighter place for it. Although he will be deeply missed, there is comfort and gratitude to be found in remembering the joy he brought to all our lives.

Survivors include his loving wife, Kathy Green Arnold, of Lumberton; daughters, Brittany Nicole Arnold, of Katy; and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Arnold, of New Braunfels; stepdaughters, Kylee Jo Darwin, of Cypress; and Taylor Leigh Priselac and her husband, Brian, of San Diego; stepson, Justin Cole Cruise, of San Antonio; sister, Lyn Arnold, of Washington, D.C.; parents, Elizabeth & Lloyd Eugene Arnold, Sr., of Beaumont; and five grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

A second remembrance, which will be held in Houston, is being planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nora’s Home, 8300 El Rio Street, Houston, Texas 77054, or at norashome.org

Video

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, March 29, 2019
5:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, March 30, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (7)

  • Rosie Arena DeLano

    29 March 2019 at 22:44 | #

    So sad to hear of the passing of my classmate. Lloyd and attended school together from Austin Middle School (8th grade) through graduating from Lamar University. Lloyd was always friendly and fun to be around! My prayers and thoughts for his sweet wife and family! May God comfort and keep you! He will be missed!

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  • Danny Osborne

    29 March 2019 at 20:52 | #

    I was so honored that the President of our fraternity Lloyd picked me as his Sig Ep "little Brother" at Southwest Texas. He was a great mentor, and guided me in staying focused my first year with so many distractions that college can offer. I observed him treat all around him with respect, he always had a smile, and made you feel welcomed. Our paths crossed again 9 years ago in Beaumont, Lloyd hadn't changed much, just started conversation where we left off in 1985. Lloyd was just that kind of guy, you just picked up where you left off, as if it was yesterday. So here is to you Big Brother, and all the fond memories you left to so many.

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  • Mary Knight

    29 March 2019 at 20:21 | #

    While I did not know Lloyd personally, I felt as though I did through al of the stories from his sister (and my good friend of many years) Lyn. My deepest condolences to Lloyd's loving family. I know he will be missed by all,

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  • James Reed

    29 March 2019 at 16:15 | #

    Lloyd and I met while working at the “Lob” — that’ was the Red Lobster - in Beaumont. Each night Lloyd worked I remember he would park his 1970 white Monte Carlo out front in his unofficial parking lot which actually wasn’t a parking space but no one seemed to care until a new general manager arrived on the scene. Lloyd was not a happy guy when he had park behind the restaurant. I recall many wonderful memories of Lloyd in high school and college — road trips to Houston, Austin, New Orleans, and Florida — and weekends at Crystal Beach. Lloyd knew everyone; everyone knew Lloyd. He will be missed by all.

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  • Lee T Johnson

    29 March 2019 at 13:19 | #

    Lloyd was a great friend, co-worker, entrepreneur, Rotarian and role model for what leadership stood for. I had met Lloyd in December of 1985 and was able to spend a lot of time together..as we encountered the journey of life. He was a very special individual in my life and will be dearly missed. I feel so blessed to have had Lloyd in my Life.

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  • Larry King and Lynda Escalante

    29 March 2019 at 12:55 | #

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have known Lloyd since the early nineties and always enjoyed his company and humor. The last time I saw him was a few years ago at another friend's funeral. Even then, he was surrounded by several of us who just needed a good laugh. My wife and I will not be able to be at his service, but he and the family will certainly be in our thoughts.

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  • Rob Glassey

    28 March 2019 at 22:23 | #

    Lloyd was always wanting to help in any way he could. And his Heart really showed that with his contribution to helping with the home we built for an Iraq Veteran in Lumberton,.Working with us, ReMax One and the Texas Sentinels Foundation out of Houston. to give this deserving Veteran a mortgage free home.. R.I.P. my Friend You will be missed on many levels.

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