John C. Arwood
37yrs. Arwood Waste & Demolition
John C. Arwood, 78, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Mr. Arwood was born in Bluefield, West Virginia on September 27, 1944, the son of the late Charles Arwood and Cerilla Hager Arwood, both Ordained Ministers.
He was American Indian, a Veteran of the US Army, a certified welder and an owner of Arwood Waste and Demolition. He worked in the waste industry most of his life after an earlier career in welding at Buffalo Tank. Mr. Arwood loved Jesus, his family and working hard. He was gentle with a true servant’s heart, never complaining as he put other’s needs above his own. He never missed a day of waking up early to read his Bible and spend time with His Savior. He was an Ordained Minister and passionate about serving others. His was heard most often saying, “Thank you, Jesus” and his favorite scripture was John 3:16. You could most often find him wearing black western wear, his signature style, partly attributed to his love of old westerns. He gave credit to God for all of his success, and he lived his faith out daily. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He taught his family the value of faith, loyalty, generosity, perseverance, self-discipline, and a strong work ethic. His family will work hard to continue his legacy. His grandchildren affectionately knew him as Papa. His greatest treasure in his life was his family. He was dearly loved by each of them.
He was member of First Coast Christian Center. He supported various ministries and organizations: Waste & Recycling Workers Week, National Rifle Association, World Help, World Challenge, City Rescue Mission, Bibles for all Ministries, Nora Lam Ministries, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, National Demolition Association, Sanitation Workers for Jesus, United Christian Church and Ministerial Association.
Mr. Arwood is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pansy Marie Arwood; 3 children: Maria Reeves (Richard), John D. Arwood (Paula), and Jackie Arwood Segal (David); 7 grandchildren: Amelia, Alexis “Lexi”, Zachary, Autumn, Ronald “RJ”, Noah and Ariel, a great grandson: John Christian; siblings: Harry James Arwood (Charlotte), Mary Rowe and Beverly Strouth; many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his siblings: Charlene Gilbert and Joyce Lewis.