Richard “Rich” B. Arthur, 78, of Jefferson City, died on Monday, October 7, 2013 at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born on April 19, 1935 in Rolla, Missouri, the son of the late John Richard and Treal (Breuer) Arthur.
Richard was a United States Army Veteran serving from September 9, 1953 until September 8, 1961. Richard retired from the St. Louis Police Department in 1988 after 30 years of service.
Richard enjoyed sharing his life with his longtime companion, Mary E. Pasco. He found great joy in fishing, traveling, and spending time with this lifelong friends and classmates.
Survivors include one son: John Richard Arthur (Rebecca) of Jefferson City; one daughter: Patricia Ann Feagans of Jefferson City; two sisters: Phyllis Arthur of Jefferson City, and Janette Barrons (Joseph) of Pensacola, Florida.
A celebration of Richards life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to The BackStoppers, PO Box 795168, St. Louis, Missouri 63179. Arrangements are under the direction of Tyler M. Woods Funeral Director, Jefferson City, MO. (573) 636-2424. Condolences may be left for the family online at