Jeffrey J. Arnold, 45, of Fort Smith died Friday, May 8, 2015, in Fort Smith. He was born April 7, 1970, in Hammond, Ind. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and was an Army veteran. He was a reporter for the Times Record and a volunteer for CASA, Court-Appointed Special Advocates.

Memorial service was May 12 at Fentress Mortuary Chapel.

He is survived by his mother, Linda Arnold of Muskogee, Okla.; and a sister, Tracey Rowan of Muskogee.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, Northwest/River Valley, 1732 Moberly Lane, Suite B, Bentonville, AR 72712.