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1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX

OBITUARY

Arthur Joseph Junot

9 September, 192921 May, 2020
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Brigadier General (Ret.) Arthur Joseph Junot September 9, 1929 - May 21,2020

Brigadier General (Ret.) Arthur Joseph Junot died May 21,2020 in Killeen, TX. He was the son of Arthur John Junot and Carrie Mae Roussel of Port Allen, Louisiana. Arthur joined the Army in 1947 and served for 31 years with combat tours in Korea and Vietnam. Other assignments included Virginia, Germany, Kansas, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Missouri. He retired to Killeen, Texas in 1978. His many awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit With Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, and Combat Infantry Badge. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in General Education from the University of Omaha in Nebraska and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg State College in Pennsylvania. Art had many interests and activities both during and after military service. He loved to fly and worked as a crop duster early in his life and in the military earned a master rating in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. He was an ardent lover of the outdoors. Hunting and fishing took up much of his post retirement activities. He also scuba dived and sport parachuted. After military retirement he had additional business ventures and he remained active in the greater Killeen and Fort Hood area. Art was employed as the design engineer for Belvest Corporation and Executive Director for the Analysis and Services Corporation. He and Nan formed Art's Cajun Enterprises and performed contract government consulting in military systems. Afterwards he served ten years as the Executive Director for the First Cavalry Division Association. Art was also a licensed real estate broker. Arthur continued to volunteer his time and services to the military and community by serving on the Bell County DWI Task Force, the Regional Airport Group, the Joint Killeen-Harker Heights- Bell County Airport Zoning Board, and two years as the District Chairman of the Longhorn Council of Boy Scouts. He spent many early and late hours seeing off and welcoming soldiers during deployments to Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Arthur was always a loving husband and dedicated family man. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Clara Ann "Nan" Byram; Debra Fontenot (Chris); Colonel (Ret.) James Junot (Robin), Stephen Junot (Kelly), Colonel (Ret.) Michael Junot (Keely), 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his father, mother, brother Francis, and oldest son Glenn Paul Junot. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or The First Cavalry Division Association Scholarship Fund. Special thanks to the staff at Luvida Memory Care, Visiting Angels, and Seaton Hospital for their special care and concern for Arthur and his family. Funeral arrangements are being made by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, Texas. A viewing will be at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. June 1, 2020 with rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be offered at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Killeen, Texas at 11 :30 a.m. on June 2,2020. Interment will immediately follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, 1 June , 2020

  • Rosary

    Monday, 1 June , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, 2 June , 2020

  • Burial

    Tuesday, 2 June , 2020

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Sallie (Spud) Starker Melton

June 1, 2020

I was just told of General Junot's "ascent" last night (05/31/20). I will miss our "round the table" talks and reminiscences of days gone by when I visit Ben and Carolyn Harrison Harrison from my home in Leavenworth, Kansas.
As I have remarked to myself and others, your family is a refection of your and Miss Nan's leadership and faith.
It has always been a privilege to be in the company of truly great Soldiers, Statesmen, and Aviators.

I salute you for a job so well done.

Carolyn Broadaway

May 30, 2020

So sorry Steve about the loss of your father. Maybe you remember working with me in the Killeen Water Dept..

Barbara MacMillan

May 29, 2020

When I was the G1 for the 1st Cav Div, General Junot would visit me often. He always brought a smile and a good story. It was a pleasure to know him and work with him on 1st Cav Association business. I am honored to have known such an outstanding leader.

Colonel Jimmy Marks

May 29, 2020

During my time as Historian for the 1st Cavalry Division Association, I knew that I could always call on Art for any help or advice that I needed, we had many pleasant phone conversations and I always looked forward to seeing him at his well organized 1st Cav reunions. He was a fine soldier who always did his duty, he is now at Fiddlers Green with all the other great Patriots. "And so he crossed over the river and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side". Rest in Peace Oh good and faithful servant.