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William Jerry Arthur

January 23, 1937 ~ May 18, 2017 (age 80)

William “Jerry” Arthur, 80 of Bethel, OH formerly of Wheelersburg, passed away May 17, 2017 at home following a long illness. He was born January 23, 1937 in Portsmouth to the late William and Julia Osborne Arthur. Jerry attended Bethel United Methodist Church, was retired from CSXT Railroad where he had worked in Russell, KY, Cumberland, MD, and Cincinnati. He was a licensed Auctioneer for over forty years, a Realtor, and a licensed Barber having owned a shop in Wheelersburg. Jerry was also a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a former President of IBEW Local Union in Cincinnati, a 32nd Degree Mason with the Bethel Lodge # 61 F & AM, a Kentucky Colonel, and Member of the American Legion Post 0406.

Jerry loved spending time with his family.  He is survived by his wife, Penny Sowards Arthur; daughters, Kendra (David) Hannah, Shawnda (Richard) Whitely, Michelle (Gary) Pennington Wallace, Melissa (Jamie) Pennington Dahlheimer; a son, Randy (Robyn) Lewis; grandchildren, David, Casey, and Drew Hannah, Nikki Davis, Amanda Timberlake, Taylor Coe, Hannah and Hunter Wallace, Jacob, Caleb and Morgan Dahlheimer, Jarred Enyart, Erin Lewis, Ashley Ross, Alison Beach; twelve great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sue Ann (Bill) May of Wheelersburg. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Burnice Johnson; a brother, Richard Arthur; and his first wife, Pauline Fisher Arthur.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at WOLFE-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in Sciotoville with Pastor Bob Morrow officiating. Interment will follow at McKendree Cemetery with military rites provided by James Dickey Post #23, American Legion.  Friends may call Friday from 5 - 7 p.m. and one hour before the service on Saturday.  A Masonic service will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. by Western Sun Masonic Lodge #91.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Dr., Maysville, KY 41056 or your favorite charity.  Online condolences may be shared at

 Service Information

May 26, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home
5951 Gallia Street
Sciotoville, OH 45662

Funeral Service
May 27, 2017

11:00 AM
Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home
5951 Gallia Street
Sciotoville, OH 45662

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