William F. “Bill” Arthur, 85, of Lebanon, died Monday, July 12, 2021, at his home.
Bill was born May 11, 1936, in Pittsboro, a son of the late Franklin Thomas and Janice Clara (Stout) Arthur. He married Eva Lucille “Lou” Bates on April 4, 1966. She passed away in January 2009.
Bill attended Clermont schools. He worked as plumber, beginning with Melvin McClain Plumbing, then Ping Brothers, and eventually working for himself. He had a great interest in genealogy and spent many years researching his family history. Bill was the type of guy who never met a stranger and was a great provider and friend to many.
Survivors include his children, Cheryl Lynn Vincent of Cave City, KY, Lana Sue Puckett of Munfordville, KY, Teresa Elaine (Harold) Thompson of Munfordville, KY, William Grover (Donna) Arthur of Bonneville, KY, Thomas Earl (Kristi) Arthur of Munfordville, KY, and Robert Wade (Monica) Arthur of Franklin, KY; Bill and Lou also raised Shanna (Phil) Levine of Lebanon, Vicky Bramblett of Lebanon, and Richie Colgrove of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Bill was preceded in death by his siblings, James F. Arthur and Ruthmary Arthur Lopez.
Family and friends will gather Wednesday, July 14 for visitation from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 15 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Bill will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Danville Public Library, 101 S. Indiana Street, Danville, IN 46122.