Bernard Richard Arthur passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, October 28th 2022. Bernard was born to Lucy Belle Loftis Arthur and Durell Arthur on Oct. 4, 1945. Bernard lived all his life in Kenbridge, where he graduated from Kenbridge High School while helpinghis dad on the family farm raising tobacco and soybeans. He served in the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1976. He also worked as a machine mechanic for Scovell in Victoria, later he went to work as a carpenter with a local contractor in Kenbridge and then for a contractor at Fort Picket.
After he retired he enjoyed raising a large garden that he shcared with neighbors and friends while taking care of his ailing father and his daughter. He was always available to help family and friends whenever possible.
Bernard is preceded in death by his mother Lucy, his father Durell, and older brother Leroy. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 39 years, Barbara Arthur, his daughter, Sheena (Ray) Gotta, one grandson, Duncan Gotta all of Kenbridge, one sister, Edna (B.G.) Radford of Louisburg, NC, and one niece, Patricia (Paul) Flowers of Louisburg, NC.
Graveside services will be held at Kenbridge Heights Cemetery on Sunday, October 30th at 2 pm with visitation half an hour prior to service.
In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Kenbridge Fire Department, P.O. Box 556, Kenbridge, VA 23944