Eric Thomas Arnold, of Zachary, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on August 9, 1982. Eric attended Zachary schools but was a home schooled graduate. He was a skilled carpenter and loved to fish. He is survived by his wife, Lacey Westley Arnold; daughters, Victoria Marie Arnold and Chelsi June Arnold; his mother, Darlene Goudeau Arnold Taylor and her husband Keith Taylor; his brother, Michael Adam Arnold; his paternal grandfather, Thomas Glenn Arnold; and his maternal grandfather, Thomas Goudeau. Eric is preceded in death by his father, Thomas G. “Skipper” Arnold; his maternal grandmother, Nancy Gremillion Goudeau; and his paternal grandmother, Helen Gore Arnold. A memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, located at 4727 McHugh Drive in Zachary on Saturday July 21, 2012, at 2 p.m.