Arthur (Tree) Artis
EAST CHICAGO, IN - Arthur (Tree) Artis, age 77, a native of East Chicago, IN made his transition into God's kingdom on Monday, February, 17, 2020. Arthur was a graduate of East Chicago Roosevelt High School, Class of 1963. After graduating, Arthur worked for five years at US Steel. He then moved to Albion, MI and started a career at Albion Industries where he retired after 25 years. He then returned to Northwest Indiana to assist his dad in the operation of his popular store A&D Liquor on 11th Avenue in Gary, IN.
Arthur was preceded in death by his mother Mildred (Gaye) Wilson, stepmother Delphine Artis, father Allen (Tree) Artis and brother Carlton Rollins. He leaves to cherish his memory daughter, McKenzie Wills of Birmingham, Alabama; two grandsons, Matthew and Malachi; sisters: Camille Mitchell of South Bend, IN, Aretta Artis of Los Angeles, CA, Llana (Joseph) White of Indianapolis, IN; brother Terrance (Priscilla) Rollins of Chicago, IL, special friend Hazel Lias of Albion, MI, special cousin Ernestine Williams of Hammond, IN, as well as, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The visitation will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 4911 McCook Ave., East Chicago, IN at 10:00 a.m., followed by Homegoing services at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Fern Oak Cemetery, Griffith, IN.