He was born July 11, 1925, in Slaughterville, OK. He was the 3rd child born to Joseph Benjamin Tarp and Naldia (Broussa) Tarp. Arthur was raised in the Lexington area and spent his entire life there.
He was drafted into the United States Amy in 1944 and proudly served his country during W.W. II. Throughout his life, he worked as a mechanic. It was said that he could fix anything with a motor. He retired from both Tinker Air Force Base and the Lexington Fire Department. Arthur was a faithful member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Purcell.
He was preceded in death by: His parents; Joe and Naldia Tarp A brother, Fred Tarp A sister, Hazel Thompson
Arthur leaves behind a large family who loved him dearly all of Lexington: His wife of 61 years, Pauline of the home 2 daughters, Debbie Lambdin and husband Gary Dorothy Ary and Jerry 3 sons, Michael Tarp and wife Linda Richard Tarp and wife Susan Randall Tarp 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews A host of other family and friends.
Graveside Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the Lexington Catholic Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Attn. Vincent DePaul Society, P.O. Box 1280, Purcell, OK. 73080
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