Jerel E. McArthur, 64, of Idaho Falls, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
Jerel was born Feb. 12, 1949, in St. Anthony to Floyd E. McArthur and Hilda Dross McArthur. He grew up in Idaho Falls and attended Idaho Falls High School. Jerel served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.
Jerel worked as a potato warehouse foreman before retirement. He cared for his parents the last years of their lives.
Jerel was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and his dog.
Jerel is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Nathan) McArthur Barber of Sugar City; stepdaughter, Christina Walbridge of Stacy, Minn.; brothers, Ferel (Susan) McArthur and Terrel (Alice) McArthur, both of Ammon, and Kevin McArthur of Salt Lake City; sisters, Shawna (Clyde) Egbert of Kearns, Utah, and Tammy Hamilton of Idaho Falls; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Karen Lindsay and Valerie Noles.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Wilford Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the Fremont County Veterans Group and the Idaho Honor Guard. Burial will be in Wilford Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.