James Clyde Arden, formerly of Ironton, OH, passed away on December 1, 2022 in Greensboro, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Virginia White Arden, and his sister Sylvia Lou Arden Reis.
A retired machinist, Jim had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an exceptionally gifted musician who could play nearly any instrument by ear. He also enjoyed flying and jumping out of airplanes, mastering multiple disciplines of martial arts and he was a golden gloves boxer.
Throughout his life, Jim had a strong love for his children, grandchildren, and animals of all types. He is survived by his children, Jami Brown (Andrew) of Reidsville, NC, Jessica Schulken (Chad) of Falls Church, VA, and Matthew Arden (Melinda) of Duluth, GA, as well as his grandchildren Hannah, Luke and Jonah Brown; Hundley, Griffin, Abi and Bella Schulken; and Sebastian, Brayden, Emma and Addison Arden.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 10 in the chapel of Sharon Baptist Church, 2010 South 5th Street, Ironton, Ohio. A Celebration of Life will begin at 11 AM.
Jim will be laid to rest at Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset, Kentucky in a private burial service.