Delford Arthur, age 81, of the Squib Ano community, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at his residence.

Delford was born on February 22, 1936 in Laurel County to the late Lincoln Arthur and Ellen Baker Arthur.  He was a member of Clifty Grove Baptist Church.  Delford loved hunting and fishing.  He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by two daughters, Loretta (and Tim) Foutch of Somerset and Marilyn “Pee Wee” Arthur of Somerset; two sons, Delford Lee (and Belinda) Arthur of Somerset and James (and Charlene) Arthur of Somerset; three brothers, George (and Edith) Arthur of Somerset, John (and Lois) Arthur of Somerset and Lawrence (and Letha) Arthur of Somerset; three sisters, Orpha Decker of Camby, Ind., Frieda “Rye” (and Jerrel) Bullock of Mt. Vernon and Christine (and J.L.) Hargis of Somerset; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Irene Pennington Arthur, who preceded him on July 20, 2004; two brothers, Odell Arthur and Denver Arthur; three sisters, Ruth Cusson, Shirley Arthur and Rebecca Arthur; two grandchildren, Shawn Whitaker and Timothy Foutch; and a brother-in-law, Doyle Decker.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 31, 2017 after 6:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1:00pm at Chimney Rock Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Bullock and Bro. Aaron Roberts officiating.  Burial will be in Adkins Arthur Cemetery.

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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Delford Arthur.