David H. Arthur

March 03, 1939 ‒ March 12, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: David H. Arthur, age 79, of Mansfield, died Monday morning March 12, 2018 in his home.

He was born March 3, 1939 in Greenup, Kentucky the son of Carl and Elizabeth (Betts) Arthur and graduated from McKell High School.

On February 20, 1971 he married Sharon Lee Frazier and together they celebrated 36 years before her death in 2007.

David worked for over 17 years at Ohio Brass and later at Mansfield Screw Machine from which he retired on August 7, 2000.

David was gifted with the ability to fix things… especially small engines including lawn mowers and small tractors.  He found many treasures to repair during garage sale season with Sharon.  David also loved fishing, especially catfish, and enjoyed spending the day fishing with his family.

He is survived by seven children Angie  (Roger) Dennis of Caledonia, Timothy Arthur of Lexington, Dexter Wolfe of McDermott, Elizabeth Taylor of Mansfield, Texas; Rhonda Craft of Arlington, Texas, Carlos Arthur of Ontario, and David and Karin Arthur of Lexington; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, a sister Lovell Van Bibber of Florida and numerous extended family and friends.

In addition to his wife Sharon, he was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mary Jo French.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held at 10 am Friday.  Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I’ll always cherish the memories of growing up living just down the street from my “second” family. My thoughts are with you!

  • My Uncle, David Arthur, was special on many levels and a gift to all who were blessed enough to know him. He was kind and compassionate who put his family first. He was gracious Man with a generous heart for helping others. He loved deeply and felt loss deeply as well. I remember the special times he took us fishing when we were kids. He demonstrated great patience and always took time for us, no matter how busy he would be. I loved him dearly and will treasure the memories of the rare occasions our families could visit. Praying for the children and grandkids he left behind. I love you all and know you are feeling the loss of someone who was a positive and substantial presence in your lives.