William "Bill" Sunday Arthur

2 December, 19237 October, 2021
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William “Bill” Sunday Arthur, 97, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Summit Heath & Rehab.

Born December 2, 1923 in Campbell County, he was the son of the late Elias Washington Arthur and Nannie Bomar Arthur. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years, Margaret Case Arthur; his daughter Margaret “Peggy” Dunnaway and two brothers and five sisters.

Bill was a veteran of the World World II era and served his country in the Army Air Corps. After his military service, he owned and operated Bill’s Reconditioning & Repair for over fifty years. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting. He was a member of Wesleyberry United Methodist Church in Gladys.

He is survived by his special niece Sally L. Aughey and her husband Samuel; son-in-law Jesse Dunnaway; grandchildren Kimberly Rush and her husband Lacy, Samantha Jennings and her husband Jeff, Curtis C. Keesee III and his partner Tiffany, Sonny Ashby and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Pastor David Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Virginia Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions in Bill’s name are asked to consider St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


  • Elias Washington Arthur, Father (deceased)
  • Nannie Bomar Arthur, Mother (deceased)
  • Margaret Case Arthur, Wife (deceased)
  • Margaret "Peggy" Dunnaway, Daughter (deceased)
  • Sally L. Aughey (Samuel), Special Niece
  • Jesse Dunnaway, Son-in-law
  • Kimberly Rush (Lacy), Grandchild
  • Samantha Jennings (Jeff), Grandchild
  • Curtis C. Keesee III (Tiffany), Grandchild
  • Sonny Ashby, Grandchild
  • Bill was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. He's also survived by nine great-grandchildren.

  • Sonny Ashby
  • Jeff Jennings
  • Joshua Jennings
  • Robert Phillips



  • Visitation

    Monday, 11 October , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 12 October , 2021


  • Interment


William "Bill" Sunday Arthur

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Walter Mason

16 October 2021

Sorry to hear of Bills passing . When ever her came to the shop he would always ,have a story and make you laugh . Sorry for the loss

Peggy Hamlett

15 October 2021

I was so sorry to hear of your loss of Billy. He was a good friend of my husband Sam. They shared a love of fishing, hunting and dogs.
We always enjoyed his company. I know he is so happy to be with Margaret again

Peggy Hamlett

Kenda Millner

11 October 2021

Thinking of you Sally and the rest of the family. Bill was so resilient I thought he was gonna live forever. I was so blessed to grow up being his neighbor all those years. I have to work Monday night and Tuesday night, but you all will be in my prayers.
The whole Opossum Creek crew is together again.

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