Arthur, Robert F., 73, of Henrico, VA passed away on November 10, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil D. and Thelma S. Arthur. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda J. Arthur; two daughters, Tonda L. Arthur and Barrett A. Maddox (James); grandson, Brighton Maddox; brother, J. Davis Arthur; Aunt Joyce Arthur and many cousins as well as his work family.
Robert was a VA State Go-Cart Champion, in his youth, maintaining his love of racing into adulthood. On top of this, Robert was an avid bowler of 25 years. He graduated from Fork Union Military Academy and continued his studies at Ferrum College.
Robert joined the family business, Arthur’s Electric Service, in 1969, where he moved up the ranks, being named President in 1984. Robert was awarded and named a Henrico Legacy Company, for over 50 years of service in Henrico County. As well, he was recently considered and nominated by Retail Merchants for the Distinguished Retailer of the Year Award.
He was a member of Bethlehem Methodist Church. He was a strong believer in helping others either at work or during his 20 + years of volunteering with the Glen Allen Ruritan. Robert found great peace in watching and photographing sunsets along the shore of South Hill Banks. He also enjoyed good times with his friends and family, whether it was golfing, traveling, dancing, jet skiing or other adventures.
The family will receive friends at Bliley’s – Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. where a service will follow at 12 p.m. and continue into a reception. A Graveside service will be held at Signal Hill Memorial Park, 12360 Hanover Courthouse Rd, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11 a.m.
The family appreciates flowers or memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd. Richmond, VA 23227 or to the Glen Allen Ruritan Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1067, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
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2 Trees have been planted in memory of Robert Arthur.