October 27, 2020, 72, Mt. Olive
Ray Douglas “Doug” McArthur, age 72, Mount Olive resident, passed away Tuesday morning, October 27, 2020.
Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 29, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home. Services will be Friday, October 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with burial following at Wayne Memorial Park with military honors being rendered.
Mr. McArthur was a member of Mount Olive Free Will Baptist Church and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 9959. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was an avid fan of drag racing.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Murvin McArthur, of the home; sons, Kenneth Ray McArthur and wife, Rhonda, and Douglas Ray McArthur and wife, Tiffany, all of Mount Olive; a daughter, Christy Turner and husband, Brad, of Mount Olive; Jimmy Ray McArthur, Lillie Turner, and Bryson McArthur; a sister, Doris M. Heffner of Ayden; sisters-in-law, Kim McArthur and Jeannie McArthur, both of Mount Olive, Elda Rae Holmes of Seven Springs; brothers-in-law, Bo Mervin and wife, Sue, of Seven Springs, and Robert Earl Murvin and wife, Sherry, of Wilmington; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Molly.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elbert Ray McArthur; his mother, Elsie Mae King McArthur Whitman; step-father, James Whitman; brothers, Henry McArthur, William Earl McArthur, and Billy McArthur; sister, Peggy McArthur; brothers-in-law, Donald Heffner and Walter Holmes.