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David George Daniel Arnold

April 15, 1950 — May 22, 2023

David George Daniel Arnold, known to many as simply Dave, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends, on May 22, 2023, in Greenville, SC, at the age of 73. Born on April 15, 1950, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Dave was an outgoing man of intelligence and courage who touched the lives of many throughout his time with us.

Dave is survived by his loving daughter, Jenny-Marie, son-in-law Ben Bryant, and cherished granddaughter, Jayden. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kathryn, parents George and Edith Arnold and sisters, Christine Hughes and Joyce Lamb. Dave’s family was the cornerstone of his life, and he was fiercely devoted to them.

Dave’s professional life was marked by a successful career as a salesman in textiles, which brought him to America in 1973 and later Vice President of Sales in industrial steel products. His work took him to many places, making friends along the way.

An avid soccer fan, Dave’s love for the sport extended beyond his work with local clubs. He served as
Vice President of South Carolina youth soccer, Vice President Cups and Games South Carolina youth soccer, Rules South Carolina youth soccer, Board Member & Coach of St. Giles soccer, Founder & Coach Greenville Eagles, Board member at both Eastside and Metro YMCA. Dave was the only South Carolina youth soccer coach to win 3 u-19 state championships.
He continued his love of the game by becoming Founder & Coach for Team United soccer club, founder of Upstate Girls Soccer Association, President Upstate Girls Soccer Association, Founding member Palmetto soccer, Founding member of the Pelham Masonic soccer league. He was instrumental in Coordinating annual Coca Cola Kick-me contests. Dave was not only a successful coach but a mentor to
his players helping to shape the lives of the hundreds he coached.

He was a die-hard Manchester United supporter and never missed a match. He established the 1st Man Utd web mailing list. His enthusiasm for the game was infectious, and he inspired many to appreciate the beauty and excitement of the sport.

In addition to his love for soccer, Dave was a dedicated Mason at Pelham Lodge 423. His commitment to the organization and its values further demonstrated his strong character and the importance of community and brotherhood in his life.

Dave found solace and joy in fishing, often spending peaceful hours on the water with his family and friends. His love for the outdoors and the tranquility it provided was a testament to his adventurous spirit and his appreciation for life's simple pleasures.

A devoted fan of Jimmy Buffett, Dave was the founder of the Pirates of the Piedmont Greenville Parrotheads Club, a group of like-minded individuals who shared his love for the iconic musician's laid-back, tropical tunes. Through this organization, Dave was able to foster a sense of camaraderie and fun among fellow fans, creating lasting memories and friendships. Through his work with the club, they were able to raise money for the Washington Center and become a Phyllis Wheatley Big Brother volunteer.

Dave was an avid Clemson fan. Many fall mornings, you would see him loading up the car and Jenny to head to Death Valley. Dave was a Clemson IPTAY Member 1977-1996, and contributed to Clemson’s North Upper Deck Construction.

While Dave enjoyed his life in America, he did become more home sick in later years. So he founded and Administrated Macclesfield Xpats FB page with the membership of nearly 6000.

Dave’s intelligence, adventurousness, and courage were evident in all aspects of his life. His devotion to his family, his passion for soccer, and his commitment to his community left a lasting impact on everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

As we remember and celebrate Dave’s life, let us carry forward his spirit of adventure and his unwavering love for his family, friends, and community. May his memory serve as a reminder to live life to the fullest, to cherish our loved ones, and to embrace the passions that bring us joy.

Rest in peace, Dave. Your legacy will live on in the hearts and lives of those you touched.

Reception to follow at 506 East Silverleaf Street, Taylors to celebrate the life of Dave.

Flowers are welcome and greatly appreciated, the family also asks for donations to be sent to the David Arnold Transplant Fund to help others in need of transplant. Donations can be mailed to Pelham Lodge #423, P.O. Box 5041, Greenville,SC 29606-5041

The family has asked that you please share stories of Dave on the memorial site for Dave’s daughter and granddaughter to cherish.
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Past Services


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

3:00 - 3:55 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of Cremation Society of South Carolina

6010 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611

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Celebration of Life (With Full Masonic Rites)

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of Cremation Society of South Carolina

6010 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611

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