A graveside service for Chester "Leon" Arthur will be 1 p.m., today, Jan. 31, 2017 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore under the direction of DeLozier Funeral Service, Chelsea. A Celebration of Life service will be immediately following at the Prairie Rose in Pryor, Oklahoma. Leon passed from the pain and suffering of this world and into the loving hands of his Heavenly Father on Jan. 25, 2017, with his family by his side. He was 63.
Born in Claremore, Oklahoma on Nov. 2, 1953 to Harold and Rosa (Lewis) Arthur, Leon graduated from Foyil High School. It was there that Leon met the love of his life. They married and their union was gifted with two children Sherry and Chester.
Loved by all that knew him, Leon was such a kind and compassionate man-always looking for ways to help people. He also enjoyed having very L E N G T H Y political debates whenever the opportunity would present itself. Those that were challenged by him to play pool forever remembered him and most likely declined the following offer.
His daughter remembers a match with her when Leon played with his left hand while his right arm was behind his back. The point range was still not even close.
This father, brother, and friend is survived by his daughter, Sherry Bell, son, Chester Arthur, five grandchildren, Freddy III, Samantha, and Travis Bell, Sydney and Cayden Arthur, siblings, Loyd Arthur and Glenda Webster, Dr. Earlene Washburn, Earl and Bonnie Arthur, and Lenda and Terry Minor. Leon is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and wonderful loving friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Please view and sign Leon's online tribute at www.delozierfuneralservice.com
Published on January 30, 2017