Robert Lee "Bobby" Arthur
1941 - 2020

Robert "Bobby" Lee

August 31, 1941

October 19, 2020

Robert "Bobby" Lee Arthur, 79, of Cloverdale, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 19, 2020. He was preceded by his father and mother, George and Pauline Arthur; sisters, Elizabeth Page, Dorothy Beard, Betty Harman, and Irene Akers; brother, Junior Arthur; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ira and Helen Bishop; brothers-in-law, Edward, Nelson, Howard, Billy and Millard Bishop.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Frances Bishop Arthur; daughter and son-in-law, Penny Arthur Jannay (Dean); loving grandsons, Zachary Jannay (Brandi), and Tyler Jannay; great grandson, Preston Lanza Jannay; sisters-in-law, Katherine Hall (Winston), Joyce Gray (Danny), Ruby Bishop, and Jill Bishop; brothers-in-law, Sherman Bishop (Jan) and David Bishop (Louellen)

Bobby was born and raised in Botetourt County and attended the Botetourt public schools. He was employed by Clover Creamery, Assistant Warehouse Manager for Mick or Mack, and Valley Cleaners. He was a long time and faithful member of Hope Bible Church where he served as a Deacon, and a Video and Sound Technician. He and his wife also served as church youth leaders.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff and friends at Friendship Dialysis Center for all of their love and support for the last three and a half years. Also to their faithful pastor, Don Eshelman, and Brian Callahan for providing handicap transportation to and from dialysis during the last six months.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020, at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, by Pastor Don Eshelman. Interment will follow in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Simpson Funeral Home, 540-366-0707.

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Published by Roanoke Times on Oct. 21, 2020.
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Bobbie was a good man, with a fun personality. We enjoyed spending time with you all at family reunions. May God be with you all at this difficult time. Sending love and prayers.
The Okenquist Family
October 22, 2020
Robert was a sweetheart! We worked together at valley cleaners! He was a family man and a devoted Christian! Fly high my friend!
Shelby Dooley
October 21, 2020