Rev. Arnold Eugene Dulin Sr., 78, of Troutman, N.C., passed away, Thursday, January 14, 2021, at his residence.

Rev. Dulin was born January 5, 1943, in Cabarrus County, N.C., and was the son of the late Spencer and Laura Belle Smith Dulin. He was a graduate of Fruitland Bible College and on September 14, 1963, he married Margaret Tidwell Dulin, who survives. He was the former pastor of Shady Grove Church for many years and was currently a member of Morningstar Baptist Church in Cleveland, where he was the Adult Sunday School teacher.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Eugene Dulin (Karen) of Troutman, and Phil Dulin of Troutman; one granddaughter, Skyla Gwyn (Luke) of Morganton; four great grandchildren, Braydon, Kaylin, Roni, and Ethan; and one sister, Shelby Childress of Concord.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Morningstar Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morningstar Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County or Morningstar Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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