Arthur T. Kleypas
June 16, 1958 - Nov. 11, 2021
Art Kleypas, or Arty as his friends lovingly called him, passed away on November 11, 2021, at his home surrounded by love after his courageous battle. Services will be 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, at the Oakcrest Funeral Home Chapel, 4520 Bosque Blvd, Waco.
Art was born June 16, 1958, in Waco, TX, to parents George and Rita Kleypas. He graduated from Midway High School in 1976 and got his physical therapy degree from University of Texas at Galveston. Art got his first job at Navarro Regional Hospital where he met the love of his life, Cindy. They moved to Waco and married October 25, 1987, and had four beautiful children who filled their home with laughter and joy.
Arty loved his children, grandchildren, motorcycles, crossword puzzles, fast cars, dogs, and all sports. He could conversate with anyone and make anyone's day. Art worked at Providence Hospital after he moved to Waco up until he got ill in April of 2021, where he brightened coworkers and patients spirits claiming it was "just another day in paradise!" His positivity radiated, and he always gave and never asked for a thing. He loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and his dog Charlee who was by his side when he left for Heaven. His mark of kindness has been left on all he has crossed paths with.
Art was preceded in death by his son, Zak Kleypas; and his mother, Rita Kleypas.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Cynthia Kleypas; his children, Amy Prince and Zek Kleypas; his brothers and sister, Terry, Jeff, and Tanya; his father, George Kleypas; and his grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers please donate to "the 13 fund" at The Providence Foundation at 254-751-4000. The 13 Fund is in Memory of Art and Zak Kleypas for an Oncology Childrens Playroom.
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Published by Waco Tribune-Herald on Nov. 28, 2021.