William L. Arthur Sr.

July 13, 1927 ‒ April 27, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

William L. “Bill” Arthur Sr., age 89, of Fredericktown passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon with his loving family by his side.

He was born on July 13, 1927 in Central College, Ohio to the late Charles and Ethel (Hartley) Arthur. Bill was the owner and operator of the Plain City Barn Dance. He was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, was a member of Urania #311 Masonic Lodge and was a plural member of the Thrall Lodge #170. Bill was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Columbus Consistory. He was a veteran serving in the United States Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his daughters, Susan (Michael) Link, Debby (Louis) Sizer; four sons, Mick Arthur, Tony Arthur, Dwight (Katherine) Arthur, Michael Arthur; twelve grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife Eileen Arthur; his second wife Mona Lee Arthur; his son William L. Arthur Jr.; his daughter-in-law Vicki Arthur; three brothers and five sisters.

Friends may call on Monday from 5-7PM at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church where a masonic service will follow beginning at 7PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday beginning at 10:30 AM with Rev. Richard Hasley officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. A private burial will follow at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Hospice of Knox County or the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of William L. “Bill” Arthur.

  • We will always remember our square dancing and card playing days. Rest In Peace Uncle Bill! Craig and Laurie

  • Uncle Bill will be missed so much by anyone who ever met him. We loved him a lot.

  • We are thinking of you all during this sad and difficult time. Bill was a great friend to mom and dad (Wendell and Charlotte). Wendell will miss their telephone sports debates/score predictions.

  • Thinking of and praying for you all at this time. We miss hearing his guitar next door.

  • Bill always made my day at work better. He was so sweet,fun and kind, not a day went by that we didn’t talk. I will so miss you everyday my friend! You were truly loved. Prayers for family,such a great loss, yet a blessing to have had so many years with him.

  • On behalf of the Heritage Band, we send our love, prayers, sympathies, and warmest memories of our time with Bill. An incredible musician and proprietor of the Plain City Barn Dance, which had a huge impact on all of our lives. The relationships that began and continued from that one spot are too numerous to count. We look forward to the jam session when we are reunited with our Lord and Savior.

    Gene, Theresa, Jerry, Todd, & Uncle Ted

  • Dear Susan & Mike,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
    God bless, Dennis & Diana

  • To the Arthur Family
    I enjoyed playing music for and with Bill during the Plain City Barn days and jams after the barn days. He shot straight and told things as they were even though he stepped on a toe or two now and then.
    I will look forward to a playing a dance or two later in the big barn dance in the sky.

    Gene Parsons (Heritage mandolinist)

  • So sorry to hear about your father. My condolences to you.
    God bless your family. I remember your parents very well. Mom and her friends went to the ‘Barn’ for square dancing. Good times.

  • God works in mysterious ways. I often told Bill that God sent him to me because he knew I needed a friend to talk to. I am so thankful that God gave us 8 years of time together.