Born on Dec. 1, 1956, Arnold is the son of James and Yvonne LaSalle Nelson.
Survivors include his mother, Yvonne La Salle Nelson; brothers, Hillary Nelson, Christopher Nelson and Jeffery Nelson, all of St. Martinville; sisters, Brenda Boutte, of Houston, and Joanne Rougeaux and Elouise Nelson, both of St. Martinville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Nelson; maternal grandparents, Louis and Louise LaSalle; paternal grandparents, Luma and Nila Nelson and brother in law, Ronald Rougeaux.
Honored to serve as pallbearers were Andrew Nelson, Albert Nelson, Dalton J. Boutte III, Travis Fogleman, Nary Smith and Donald Nelson.
Honorary pallbearers were Craig Olivier, Jesse Kately, Roland LaSalle, Dalton J. Boutte Jr., Larry Nelson, Todd D’albor, Alexzander Pratt Jr. and Carl Pratt.