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    David Henry McArthur, age 85, of Lamar, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

     David was born May 6, 1929 at Sylvania, Missouri to David and Corda (LeMaster) McArthur.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Samuel McArthur; a sister, Luella Dennis; and his wife, Loeta (White) McArthur who died March 25, 2014.

     After graduating from Lockwood High School, David began his career on the railroad, hiring on in 1948 as a signal service repairman.  On December 5, 1951, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and was wounded while serving in Korea.  David was awarded a Purple Heart and honorably discharged September 10, 1953.  Returning to his railway career, he worked as a signal maintainer for Frisco and BNSF, retiring in 1991 after 41 years of service.   David was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed family camping trips, fishing and skiing.  He was a long-time member of Lockwood American Legion Post 372.

     Survivors include three sons, Charles (Janet) McArthur, Larry McArthur, and David McArthur, all of Lamar; a granddaughter Katie McArthur (Darryl Robinson); and three great-grandchildren, Dezmon, Darionna, and Maggie Robinson.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Saturday.  Burial with full military honors will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Lockwood American Legion Post 372 in care of the funeral home.

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#6 Ruby, Perry & Loretta Fowler\ 2014-09-28 12:25
My families sincerest sympathy to your family. Jesus Bless You All in your time of need & Lean on Him for Strength & encouragement. Our sincere Prayer's to you All. Charles, we Praying for Janet's Fast recovery; Larry and David Jr.,be strong together, Help each other to stay strong. Hope to see you Both at Church soon. sincerely, Perry & Loretta Fowler. JESUS BLESS YOU.
#5 Springfield MoBill and Mary Gericke 2014-09-27 07:58
Sorry to hear about the death of David, I enjoyed getting to know him when he and I were classmates in High School. Our greatest sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Bill and Mary Gericke
#4 Lamar, MOEugene Willet 2014-09-25 19:16
My families sincerest sympathy to your family.
#3 lamar mopeggy decker 2014-09-24 19:09
I'AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST DAVE WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF MINE AND RICHARD DECKER WE WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH
#2 LamarRhonda Bergman Yates 2014-09-24 15:28
So sorry to hear of David's passing. He was a great guy. I had so much fun with him when I waitressed @ Tin Shop of Liberal & Then when I took it over after they closed. When he was in our area w/his job he always came in & order a burger & ff. I would make HAPPY FACES on his burger every time I got to wait on him, so he got to asking before he sit down where my tables were so I could joke w/him. H always had a story. To Larry & David my prayers go out to YOU BOYS were always with him. And Charles, I pray Janet's healed and home w/you soon. Prayers of comfort to you all. And about your mother. They are now together again...
#1 Phoenix, AZLucy Braun 2014-09-24 12:48
I am sorry to hear about the passing of David. My heart and prayers go out to the family.

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