Dateline: June 14, 2001


Joe C. Arthur, 85, a retired account executive, died Monday, June 4, 2001, in Granbury.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. June 6, 2001, at Gambrell Street Baptist Church.

Mr. Arthur was born June 6, 1915, in Crowell and moved to Southland at the age of six months. He graduated from Southland High School and attended Wayland Baptist University, where he played football, basketball and tennis.

He was in the Merchant Marine during World War II and in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as music and education minister for Baptist churches in Dalhart, Clarendon, Amarillo, Mineola, Littlefield and Lubbock. He was a deacon at Gambrell Street Baptist Church and served on various boards of Wayland Baptist University and Round Rock Childrenís Home. He retired from A.B. Culbertson Co. as an account executive. He lived in Dallas for 15 years and then in Fort Worth for 20 years.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnye Huff Arthur, in 1992. Survivors include sons, Lynvol of Glen Rose, DíNard of Lubbock, and David Huff of Saginaw; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Madeline Weeks of Wichita Falls; and Violet Dawes Arthur, the mother of sons, Lynvol and DíNard.

Memorials may be to the general scholarship fund at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Office of Development, 1900 West 7th Street, Box 621, Plainview, Texas 79072.

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