1976 ~ 2019
Date of Death: September 12, 2019
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Arnaud family. Robert's earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall their be anymore pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Robert Arnaud.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Robert Earl Arnaud, a resident of Jonesboro, Georgia was born on October 3, 1976, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Bobby Arnaud, Sr. and the late Beverly Arnaud. He passed away September 10, 2019, in Jonesboro, Georgia.
Robert graduated from Morrow High School in 1995 as a BlueChip All-American running back/linebacker and excelled in both track and field. Robert continued his education at the University of Georgia from 1995-2000. While pursuing his degree at the University of Georgia he participated in track and football. Robert had a very successful career as a running back and strong safety, then left to pursue a professional career with the Baltimore Ravens. He played for the Ravens from 2000-2003 and obtained a Super Bowl Championship in 2001. Robert also had the opportunity to play with the New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Scottish Claymores.
He received a Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial in 2013. He worked 11 years as a teacher at Excel Academy and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2016. He also coached football at Eagles Landing Middle School and Henry County High School.
Robert enjoyed many facets of life, especially spending time with family and friends. He was a man of substance whose love and care for others proved itself in his everyday walk of life. He tirelessly extended his love to everyone with a warm heart and always opened his home. He was an amazingly strong man with a contagious spirit and outgoing personality.
Robert leaves to cherish his memory, his father, Bobby Arnaud Sr., Jonesboro, GA; a brother, Bobby (Kanundra) Arnaud Jr., Jonesboro, GA; two sisters, Andrea (Brett) Price, Jonesboro, GA; and Gail Arnaud, San Antonio, TX; nieces, Alexus Arnaud, Aaniyah and Kylie Price; nephews Bobby III and Jordan Arnaud; Godchildren, Lord II and King Foster and Joi and Jayden Jenkins; best friends of many years, Marcus Stroud, Shannon Foster, and Roger Ransom; grandparent Joe Jones, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mount Triumph Missionary Baptist Church 15802 Fort Coffee Road, Fort Coffee, Oklahoma 74959.
Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Mount Triumph Missionary Baptist Church.
Committal service and final resting place will be held at Fort Coffee Cemetery, Fort Coffee, Oklahoma.