He was the son of Mary Denny Arthur-Spencer of Indiana and the late Lemuel Arthur. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Qulin.
On June 17, 1987, he was united in marriage to Judy Brown in Garden Grove, Calif. She survives of the home.
He is survived by Judy Arthur of Campbell; two sons, Jim Warren and wife Christy of Dexter, Mo., and Richard Warren and wife Becky of Dexter, Mo.; one daughter, Lisa Hose and husband Tim of Woodridge, Ill.; step-mother, Geraldine Ridgeway of Worthington, Ind.; three brothers, Charlie Arthur of Buford, S.C., Richard Arthur of Spencer, Ind., and Lloyd Arthur of Riverside, Calif.; two half-brothers, James Criss of Spencer, Ind., and Vernon Criss of Ellisville, Ind.; one sister, Sue McCaleb of Bloomington, Ind.; and one half-sister, Wendy Crim of Spencer, Ind.; five grandchildren, David Saenz of Woodridge, Ill., Mariah Warren, Alyssa Warren, Dalton Warren of Dexter, and Michael Hose of Woodridge, Ill.
He was preceded in death by one half-sister, Rebecca Criss; and one half-brother, Jim Criss.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2011, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Bradshaw Chapel in Malden, Mo., with Rev. Earnest Puckett and Rev. Gerald Burger officiating.
Interment will follow in Elder Cemetery at Campbell, Mo.