James "Jim" Russell Lowell Arthur, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014. He was 86 years old.
Jim served our country during World War II in the U. S. Army. He retired from DuPont and was a member of Hixson First Baptist Church. Jim was a 60 year member with the Sumac Masonic Lodge # 55 F & AM.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and Elsie Alfreda Arthur; brother, George and sister, Louise Hill.
Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maggie Jane Arthur; daughters, Deb (Mike) O'Rear and Pat Brownell; son, Russ Arthur; brother, Steve (Becky) Arthur; grandsons, Jason (Marcy) Everett, Kris (Amanda) O'Rear and Brandon (Sarah) O'Rear; granddaughter, Elizabeth Brownell; great granddaughters and also known as "Papaws Dream Team", Maggie, Kamyrn and Gaby O'Rear; several nieces, nephews, in-laws and other extended family members.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Services for Jim will be held at 12:30 pm on Thursday, February 13 at the funeral home chapel with Terry Shannon officiating.
Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Jason Everett, Kris and Brandon O'Rear, Terry McDonald, Todd Wheeler and Donnie Rush serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are The Elwood Suttles Sunday School Class, Hixson First Baptist Church and the Cherokee Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Hixson First Baptist Church (Music Ministry), 5800 Grubb Road, Hixson, Tennessee.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com