George  Arthur
George Arthur, age 78, of Shopville, KY, passed from this life on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center, following a courageous 24 year battle with a respiratory condition from black lung.
George was born on November 27, 1940. He was the 9th child of 12 children born to Lincoln Avery Arthur and Ellen Baker Arthur. George was united in marriage to Edith V. Whitis Arthur on September 21, 1960 in Somerset, Kentucky. They were married for 59 years. They made their home "out on the ridge" at Ano, Kentucky. They later moved to Shopville, Kentucky. This union was blessed with two sons, George Anthony Arthur and John Avery Arthur.
George was of the Baptist faith and attended Chimney Rock Baptist Church. He had accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior on October 19, 2019 and was ready to meet his Lord. He retired after 27 years from Ikerd and Bandy Coal Company. George loved the outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt, and raise a garden. He loved to have dinners at the "Old house out on the Ridge at Ano". He loved to fellowship with his family, friends, and neighbors. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren most of all. He loved to be a Grandfather and teach each one about life.
George is survived by his wife, Edith V. Whitis Arthur of Shopville; four grandchildren, Toni Michelle Allen (Gary) of Depaw, IN; Nathan Ryan Arthur (Millie) and Morgan Renee Bumgardner (Eric), both of Somerset, KY; and Jorgen Thomisha Arthur of Nicholasville, KY; five great-grandchildren, Shelby Ray Allen and Dalton Anthony Allen of Depaw, IN; Joshua Kendall Arthur, Caleb Michael Arthur, and Lucas Avery Bumgardner of Somerset, KY. He is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Mary Reed (Guy) of Corbin, KY; and Sherri Arthur of Somerset, KY; five siblings, Orpha Decker of Camby, IN; Fredia Bullock (Jerrel) of Mt. Vernon, KY; John Arthur, Christine Hargis (JL), and Lawrence Arthur (Letha) all of Somerset, KY; numerous nieces and nephews, and two very special friends, Larry "Whimp" Ware and Johnny Black.
Along with his parents, Lincoln Avery Arthur and Ellen Baker Arthur, he was preceded in death by both sons, George Anthony Arthur and John Avery Arthur; three siblings, Odell Arthur, Delford Arthur, and Ruth Cusson, and three siblings that died in infancy, Denver Arthur, Shirley Arthur, and Rebecca Arthur.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 after 5:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:00am with Bro. Ricky Lawson and Bro. Aaron Roberts officiating. Burial will be at Chaney Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nathan Arthur, Eric Bumgardner, Rooney Turner, Tom Arthur, Dustin Arthur, Gary Allen, Chris Turner, Joshua K. Arthur, Caleb M. Arthur, and Dalton A. Allen.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Chimney Rock Baptist Church in memory of George Arthur.
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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for George Arthur.
Published on November 11, 2019


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