He was a carpenter with the Price Cosntruction Co in Mattoon, IL, and also worked for the Kull Lumber Co.
He was a member of the Salvation Army and an avid fisherman.
The funeral was held at 1:30 on Monday at the Schilling Funeral Home with Major Roger Windell and Envoy Don Kincade of the Salvation Army officiating, assisted by Captain D Wakefield. Brother, Ralph, sang "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" and in addition to the organist's numbers a duet of guitarists played and sang "Love Without End, Amen."
Pallbearers were David J Arthur, lewis Edwards, William Ramsey, Tom Parker, John Pearson, and Nathan Arthur.