Arthur Lester Culver Jr.

February 26, 1936July 30, 2022
Obituary of Arthur Lester Culver Jr.


Bisch Funeral Home

Arthur Lester Culver Jr., 86, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday July 30, 2022 at the Villas of Holly Brook with his wife by his side. He was born on February 26, 1936 in Springfield to Arthur Lester Culver Sr., and Roseann Carnduff Culver. Arthur married Linda Walker on October 27, 1960 in Springfield and she survives. Mr. Culver is survived by his children, Steven and (Leigh) Culver, Omaha, NE., Angela and (Darrell) Tureskis, Springfield, IL., Amy and (Jim) Graham, Springfield, IL., and David Culver, Springfield, IL., grandchildren: Aisha (Chris) Miller of Chesterfield, MO., Mackenzie (Evan Waterloo) Giganti of Dallas, TX., Brittany and Katherine Gagnor, Springfield, IL, Mia and Parker Graham, Springfield, IL., three great-grandchildren Ava, Reid and Theo Miller, Chesterfield, MO., siblings, Michael and Steven Culver and Janice Cochran, all from Georgia, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Aisha Marie Culver, and sister Dale Crankshaw. Arthur graduated from Lanphier High School and the University of Cincinnati. He worked for Special Insurance Services, Inc. and Springfield Fire and Casualty Insurance serving as the Executive Vice President retiring in 2006 after forty four years of service. He served as an elder and secretary-treasurer of the former Pleasant Plains Church of Christ and he was a retired Committee Chairman of Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America, Troop #305, Pleasant Plains, Illinois. Arthur and his wife were foster parents for the Department of Children and Family Services for many years. He enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting and playing cards with friends and family. Arthur was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and Chicago Bears fan. "As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. You live in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were alive. Death ends a life, not a relationship." Author unknown Per Art’s wishes cremation rites were accorded and a private family gathering was held. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association of Springfield, Illinois or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and condolences may be left at

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