Franklin Luther Arnold IV, 1955–2021

The Sun-Gazette

Franklin Luther Arnold IV, loving husband, father of two sons, and grandfather of four went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. He was 65 years old. Frank was born on Feb. 8, 1955 in Glendale, Calif., to Franklin and Doris Arnold.

On March 23, 1974, he married Christina Rodriguez. They raised two sons, Frank and John. Frank graduated from the police academy and served as a police officer in four different departments, Shafter Police Department, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, Tulare County District Attorney, and Porterville Development Center. He had a robust career that spanned 40 years.

Frank was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Arnold III, and his wife of 47 years, Christina Rodriguez Arnold. He is survived by his mother, Doris; two sons, Frank and John; his sisters, Caroline, Lydia, Terri, and Deborah; his grandchildren, Legna, Rebekah, Clara, and Frankie; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service honoring him and his wife will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at Foothill Bible Church at 37721 Road 200 in Woodlake, Calif.

Frank has requested in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the church of your choice.

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