Hiram “Butch” Arthur, 74, of Kincaid, passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Butch was born July 23, 1947 in Rice County, MN, the son of Vincent C. and Eileen A. (Piper) Arthur. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, Butch worked for the Taylorville Park District. While there he painted the cartoon mural at Manner’s Park, which is still enjoyed by many today. Butch loved drawing cartoons, fishing, and was an avid arrowhead hunter. He was a longtime member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Kincaid.
Butch is survived by his siblings, Gloria Hunt of Chicago, Sharon Durbin of Taylorville, Robert (wife, Linda) Arthur of Oklahoma, Patricia Gordon of Macomb, and Katherine (husband, Mike) Lozier of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Arthur; and sister, Carol Ann Workman.
A private graveside ceremony will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 4215 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 with ceremonies.
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