John Reynolds Arwood

John Reynolds Arwood, 80, of Charlotte, NC, died Saturday June 2, 2012. He  was born in Greenville, SC on December 14, 1931 to the late Earl and Emma Arwood. Mr. Arwood attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, and graduated from North Carolina State University and the Baruch School of Business. Mr. Arwood's career as a transportation executive was extensive.

He was president and chief executive officer of Trans Freight Lines, Inc., a subsidiary of TNT Limited worldwide transportation group; chairman of Kirk Line Ltd., a Caribbean ship line; president and chief executive officer of Hydrolines, Inc., a New York metropolitan area high speed passenger ferry service; and president and chief executive officer of TFX Incorporated and Wicker Services, Inc., two east coast trucking companies. In 1988, Mr. Arwood founded the Maritime Security Council, which brought together the maritime transportation industry and the US Customs Service in the effort to prevent drug smuggling aboard commercial vessels. He was past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ; a past director of Bonnie Brae, a residential treatment center for boys in Bernards Township, NJ; and past director of the Containerization and Intermodal Institute.

 Mr. Arwood was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Lee Hoagland Arwood, whom he married in 1965. They lived in North Caldwell, NJ before relocating to Durham, NC in 1985 and finally to Charlotte, NC in 2002. He is also survived by his daughter Melissa Witzel and her husband Erich; his daughter Susannah DuPuy and her husband John; and his three grandchildren, all of Charlotte.