Arnold James Church Jr., 56 of Grayson, GA, died Friday, January 20, 2012. He was born December 13, 1955 in Shreveport, LA, son of Arnold and Mary Church. He graduated from Bedford High School, Bedford, MA and received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the University of Maryland. After attending flight school in Meridian, Mississippi he served as a Navy F-14 pilot from 1979-1985. He later became a Captain for Delta Airlines from 1985 to present. Arnold is survived by his wife, Patricia, and daughters, Kara, Alie, and Lara; parents, Arnold and Mary Church; three sisters, Judith de la Garza and spouse Vincent, Cathie Blewitt and spouse Theodore, and Mary Susan Lightner and spouse Lawrence; brother-in-law, James Brown and mother-in-law Helen Brown. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many close friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Jim Henault and Deacon Michael Byrne on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church, Snellville, GA. Relatives and friends are welcome for visitation at the church Tuesday evening, January 24, 2012 from 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Children, 6065 Roswell Rd., NE, Ste. 505, Atlanta, GA 30329. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Tom M Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411 has been entrusted with the arrangements.