Jack Durwood Arthur, 83, of Bedford, died Monday. He was born in Bedford County on Sept. 11, 1929 a son of the late Garland and Josephine Arthur. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Arthur. Jack served his country in the Army and retired from B&W of Lynchburg where he worked in maintenance. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie W. Arthur; a son, Richard Arthur (Lisa); a daughter, Rhonda Campbell (Tim); three grandsons, Timmy Campbell, II; Michael and Matthew Arthur; Special thanks to his buddies Merrill Walker and Ellis Abbott. Memorials may be made to the Timber Ridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 3234 Timber Ridge Rd. Bedford. A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 at Timber Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor Phil Kelley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A reception followed in the church fellowship hall. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.