George Samuel “Sam” Arthur, 84, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born in Jerome, Missouri, on June 5, 1928. He was a manager of the division of highway maintenance. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lebanon.

He is survived by his wife Joan, one son Dennis Edward Arthur of Sylmar, California; one daughter Brenda Carpenter and husband Bob of St. Charles; one sister Lucille Peet of Port Angeles, Washington; two grandchildren Raymond Charles Carpenter and wife Dawn, Reannon Prosser and husband John; four great-grandchildren Michael, Thorne, Stone and Elliott.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Oliver Arthur and Bernice Emily Helmer.

A memorial service for George Samuel “Sam” Arthur will be held at First United Methodist Church, Lebanon, at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, with Pastor Bob Howard officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, Lebanon.