Arnold Chestnutt

March 29, 1963 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 57)



Arnold “Buddy” Chestnutt, 57, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC.

Buddy was born on March 29th, 1963 in Sampson County – an outspoken son born to his parents Levie and Loretta Herring was raised in Harrells NC and attended Clear Run High School. At an early age, Buddy began working with his grandfather, who taught him logging methods that would later benefit him in both the industry and forest.  Because of these teachings, Buddy became a Master Logger for over 20 years. There wasn’t a job that he could not handle and perfect. Buddy’s job duties included cutting down trees, loading trucks, railcars and much more.  He loved his job and it showed through his dedication every day. 

He married the love of his life, Janet in 1984 and they had five beautiful children together. Buddy was tough, he spoke exactly what was on his mind, but he had a heart of gold, and he didn’t mind helping others. He gave from his heart and it showed in so many ways. Buddy’s legacy will continue to live on through his children, grandchildren, and all the lives he touched while here on earth. He is preceded in death by: (Grandparents) Lula Chestnutt (Ma) and Albert Neal Chestnutt. 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 14, Chestnutt Family Cemetery on 2350 Fire Tower Road, Harrells, NC.

Buddy is survived by his parents, Levie and Loretta Herring of Roseboro, NC, his three daughters: Latonya (Kevin) Harris of Fayetteville, NC, Sieretta Robinson of Fayetteville, NC, and Brandy (Brandon) Lee of Hope Mills, NC. His two sons: Arnold (Jessica) Chestnutt Jr. of Fayetteville, NC, and Timarlo Chestnutt of Stedman, NC. He was a loving grandad to Jada Robinson, Dashawn Farrior, Lamarr Farrior, DaMon Chestnutt, Treyvon Chestnutt, Aaralyn Chestnutt, Desmond Harris, Kaelyn Chestnutt, Ayilia Chestnutt, Aiden Blackwell, Brandon Lee Jr., Zoey Harris and Briyah Lee. A great-grandad to Ashton Robinson and Aavon Farrior. He also leaves behind his sisters: Boronica (Christopher) Melvin of Clinton, NC, Patricia (Dwight) Davis of Charlotte NC, and Flora Pridgen of Maryland. Brothers: Maurice (Debra) Pridgen of Harrells, NC, Joesph Chestnutt of Roseboro, NC, Levie Lee Herring of Roseboro, NC and Anthony (Lynette) Herring of Salemburg, NC. Lastly, a host of aunts and uncles who were more like sisters and brothers, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and friends – all who will miss him dearly.

A visitation will be held at Hope Valley Hawkins Funeral Chapel on Friday, November 13, 2020, from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm with family present from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Hope Valley Hawkins is honored to serve the family of Arnold “Buddy” Chestnutt.

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