William “Bill” Junior McArthur, passed away in Guthrie, Oklahoma on May 3, 2015, at the age of 90. Bill was born on February 9, 1925, to Perry William and Etta (Stewart) McArthur in Depew, Oklahoma.
He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at 17, where he learned to operate a caterpillar and other heavy equipment. Bill proudly served his country in WWII. He joined the Navy (Seabees) and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the liberation of the Philippines. He was a Machinist Mate First Class. Bill loved to talk about his service and stories from his military career.
He married Marjorie Ruth Ford on June 8, 1946. From this union two sons were born, Billy and Warren. Bill was a truck driver and in the trucking industry for many years. In retirement, Bill and Ruth loved to travel and saw a large portion of the western United States together.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruth, and two sons Billy and Warren, sisters Violet Potter and Ruth Kidd, and nephew Glenn Agan. He is survived by a brother Bob McArthur, nephew Donald Kidd, nephew Billy Ray Kidd, niece Norma Howell, niece and caregiver Mary Anne Agan, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services for Bill will be Wednesday 10:00 a.m., May 6, 2015, at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.
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