Arthur Jewell Treadwell
April 29, 1922 – May 14, 2018
April 29, 1922 - May 15, 2018
96, US Navy Veteran, of DeSoto, TX passed away on May 15, 2018.
Pops was preceded in death by his wife Molly Treadwell (nee Williams) after 52 years of marriage and his nine brothers and sisters of Oklahoma.
He is survived by his daughter & son-in-law: Connie & Larry Weller of Oak Harbor, WA; son & daughter-in-law Jim & Karen (Chieka) Treadwell of DeSoto, TX; Son & daughter-in-law: Arthur J. & LaTisha Treadwell Jr. of Cedar Hill , TX and step-son: Freddie Lambert of Chicago, IL. He is also survived by his grandchildren Mary Kay Weller, Donna Ann Rose, Steven Weller, Phillip Treadwell, Eric Hartsfield, Emily Johnson, along with his great-grandchildren Katly Rose and Tyler Rose
Pops was born in Webber Falls, Oklahoma on April 29, 1922 to his parents Thomas and Mary Treadwell. He was of partial Cherokee descent and grew up on the family farm in Webber Falls, OK. He joined the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor in 1942 and was soon stationed at Pearl Harbor for the balance of the war. He continued in the Navy achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer serving with distinction until 1964 when he retired. He then went to work with the US Postal Service in Dallas, TX for the next 24 years. He again retired but not being a person who wants to just sit around, he started working at Kroger in Cedar Hill, TX for 3 years (mainly so that he could visit and flirt with the customers!!). He once more retired from daily work to live with his son Jim & Chieka on their farm in DeSoto. One of Pops favorite activities late in his life was to participate in a Veteran's Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in 2015. He boarded a SouthWest Airlines flight at Dallas Love Field and flew to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Veterans' monument and other tourist sights, staying overnight and returning to Dallas the next day. This brought back many pleasant and some not-so-pleasant memories of his fellow military brothers. He was very much honored by all of the attention he received. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the David Clayton & Sons funeral home, 200 W. Center Street, Duncanville, TX 75116. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin at noon on Tuesday , May 22, 2018. Services will be officiated by Dr. Terry Moore of First Baptist Church Desoto, TX. Moore. Interment will be at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. after the funeral services.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials or donations be made in Mr. Treadwell' s name to First Baptist Church Desoto, TX, for new Bibles for the sanctuary.
- Visitation Monday, May 21, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018
- Committal Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Arthur Jewell Treadwell
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May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018
Grandpa, you loved and accepted me and my children from the moment we first met and I cherished that. You always had a smile on your face and a hug for us all. Our lives were happier when you were in it. You ALWAYS made my family feel part of your family. My children loved you deeply, as did I. You were their “GRANDPA” from the beginning. That will NEVER CHANGE. We will miss your smiles, hugs and love as well as the cherished times we spent together these last 35 years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Rest In Peace, till we meet again. I love you and will miss you.
Rick and Rosalind Treadwell
May 19, 2018
We enjoyed spending time with Uncle Jewell when he came to visit in Oklahoma. He told us so many stories of the places he flew while in the Navy. He had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. He was a loyal fan of the Texas Rangers, which wasn't always easy. We have a lot of cherished memories with him. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Our deepest sympathy to all of the family.
Rick, Rosalind, and Travis Treadwell
May 16, 2018
AJ is my uncle. My dad was Royce. To my cousins I am sorry for your huge loss. God bless.