George F. Arth Jr., 85, of Marshall, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall, with Fr. Kevin Gormley officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial with military rites will be held in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials may be made to family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Aug. 7, 1926, in Dover, he was the son of the late George Franklin Arth Sr. and Catherine Long Arth. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in Germany as a supply clerk. On Jan. 29, 1973, he married Janice M. Huff who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall most of his life and was employed at International Shoe Factory, Kent's Liquor Store and was a groundskeeper for Sherri Estates. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.
In addition to his wife, he survived by one son, Mark E. Arth of Ashland; one daughter, Rhonda M. Hubbard of Marshall; two grandchildren; one brother, Ray Arth of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey L. Arth and Eric L. Arth; two sisters, Elaine Arth and Margaret Arth; and three brothers, Louis Arth, Kenneth Arth and Bob Arth.