We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Medders Funeral Home
Walter Kelley McArthur, Sr., a lifelong resident of Ashley County, passed away at the age of eighty-three on Saturday, June 4th, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Walter served honorably in the United States Army National Guard and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett.
For thirty-three years, he worked for Georgia Pacific as an E&I Foreman. He also owned Spee-D-Lube for thirty years, volunteered as a baseball coach, maintained the Crossett City pool, and taught E&I classes at the UAM Crossett campus.
Walter was a hard-working Christian family man who believed in helping those that could be helped and leaving the world a better place than he found it. He possessed a natural talent for making friends and with each, developed unique relationships.
The love and endless hospitality was apparent to all who entered his home and everyone knew they were welcome. He wasn’t just a loyal husband and father, but a loyal friend.
Walter loved the Lord and never believed in being first, always third.
God, others, then Walter.
He is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Bennie Barnett McArthur; his parents, John Ellis and Addie Kelley McArthur; one brother, Johnny McArthur; and one sister, Nancy McArthur Harris.
He leaves behind his loving and loyal sister, Linda McArthur Haygood; one daughter, Connie McArthur; and one son, Kelley McArthur; along with two grandsons, Hayden Shaw and wife, Alex, and Jason Shaw; and one great-grandson, Clayton Shaw.
UPDATE DUE TO POWER OUTAGE (CHANGE OF VENUE) A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11th at Medders Funeral Home, in Crossett, with Bro. Clay Courson and Bro. Randy Parker, officiating. Honorary pallbearers are J.W. and Betty Harris, Randy and Pam Warren, Gary and Carolyn Watt, Sonny and Brenda Nason, Nancy Barnett Willis, Thomas Glen Childers, Aaron Stephenson, and Mike Shaw.
A Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service at the Funeral Home.
A private interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park.
Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.