Edwin "Chip" Turner Arnold III

April 24, 1947 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Edwin Arnold III Obituary

Edwin T. Arnold III of Boone, NC, known as Chip, died on October 17, 2023.

Chip was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, scholar, and teacher. He was born April 24, 1947, in Hogansville, Georgia, son of Dr. Edwin T. Arnold Jr. and Jean Darden Arnold. He received the BA from the University of Georgia in 1969, the MA from Georgia State University in 1973, and the PhD from the University of South Carolina in 1977, all in English Literature, and taught literature and film in the English Department of Appalachian State University for more than 30 years (1977-2008). He was especially known for his scholarship on writers William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, and Cormac McCarthy and for inspiring the work of countless students and other scholars.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Caroline Shade Arnold-Jolley. He is survived by wife of 50+ years, Ellen Lester Arnold, son Matthew E. Arnold (Leigh Jolley), daughter Elizabeth Arnold Hull (Andy Hull), granddaughter Ashleigh Arnold, sister Ellen Davis, brothers Richard Arnold and Frank Arnold (Anna), and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, who took such kind care of Chip in his final days, to the App State English Department scholarship fund at the following link, or to the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

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