John Avery Arthur, age 55 of Somerset, KY, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018.

John was born on October 13, 1962 in Somerset, KY to George Arthur and Edith V. Whitis Arthur.  He was a Deacon at Barnesburg Baptist Church.  John was a member of the KY Baptist Disaster Relief Program and Pulaski County Chainsaw Team, where he went on many mission trips.  John thoroughly enjoyed helping other people in need. He had his own tree trimming business called John Arthur Contracting and he worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator.   John was a volunteer Instructor with the Hunter Education Program.  In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his parents, George and Edith Arthur; his wife, Sherri Layne Shepherd Arthur, whom he married on May 28, 1983 in Somerset; one son, Nathan Ryan (and Millie) Arthur of Ferguson; one daughter, Morgan Renee Arthur (and Eric) Bumgardner of Somerset; two grandchildren, Joshua Kendall Arthur and Caleb Michael Arthur; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ron (and Julie) Shepherd of Waynesburg; sister-in-law, Mary Arthur (and Guy) Reed of Corbin; mother-in-law and step-father-in-law, Barbara Shepherd (and Louie) VanHook of Somerset; several nieces and nephews; and one special friend, Johnnie (and Joann) Black of Somerset.

John was preceded in death by his brother, George Anthony Arthur; and father-in-law, Kendall Roger Shepherd.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 11:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Hall and Bro. Jordan Burks officiating.  Burial will be at Chaney Cemetery.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

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