Arnold Stulce

Obituary of Arnold Alexander Stulce

Arnold A. Stulce died Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the age of 95 years. Except for his service as a bomber pilot in the US Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945 and his college years, he lived his entire life in Soddy-Daisy. He was a Christian and was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy, known for many years as Daisy Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School leader, member of the choir, served on the Boards of Deacons and Trustees, and was the Building Committee Chairman during the construction of the present church campus. Arnold was a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School and North Carolina State University, Class of 1949. His beloved wife of 63 years, Doris H. Stulce, parents Hardie M. Stulce and Lillie L. Stulce, and his brother, Billy Stulce, preceded him in death. Survivors are his sons, Hardie H. Stulce; Arnold Stulce, Jr., and wife Becky Stulce; grandchildren, Emily K. Stulce (Knoxville) and Andrew A. Stulce and his wife Casey Ward Stulce (Chicago), all of whom he was most proud. He is also survived by his sister in law Barbara Troeleman and his brother in law F. Arthur Hill and their spouses as well as extended family and many friends. Arnold was employed by DuPont for more than 40 years here in Chattanooga. He turned down multiple opportunities for advancement in the US and abroad in order to remain near family and to live in Soddy-Daisy. He always tried to “hire locally” in his position as Personnel Manager. He was a loyal Democrat. He served on the Soddy-Daisy City Commission and proudly served four terms as Representative for District 31 in the Tennessee General Assembly. He was a member of the Hamilton County School Board in the 1960s and 1970s, including several years as Chairman. While serving on the Board of the Red Bank Hospital Association, he and the late Sam Swope founded the Red Bank-Soddy Daisy Charitable Foundation, Inc., an entity which has for the last 30 years or more supported community infrastructure, building efforts, and various equipment purchases for the cities of Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy. The Foundation will continue in its efforts and support for many years to come. He was particularly proud of the Foundation’s support of the Soddy-Daisy Fire Department. Arnold enjoyed vegetable gardening for almost his entire life and earned the title of Master Gardener. He sang for several years with the Chattanooga Concert Choir and was very active in the Food Bank at his church from its inception until the last few months of his life. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may consider the Billy Stulce Memorial Scholarship Fund at Soddy-Daisy High School, 618 Sequoyah Road, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379, or First Baptist Church Food Bank, PO Box 1357, Soddy Daisy, TN 37384. The family wishes to thank the fine and exceptional staff of the Soddy-Daisy Healthcare Center and special caregivers Wanda Carpenter, Crystal Byrd, Tina Newton and therapist James Igani, together with Dr. Mark Sumida for their caring and assistance over these last few difficult months. Given the current pandemic there will be no funeral or memorial services at this time. Private interment will be at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379. To share memories, photos or condolences visit
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