Harold L. McArtor, 86, of Bloomington, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born, Dec. 11, 1924 in Lyons, he was the son of Homer and Dica (Carr) McArtor.
Harold was a proud Navy veteran of the Seventh Fleet serving in the South Pacific during WWII, where he had earned a Silver Star, victory medals, a Distinguished Service Cross and many other honors.
He was a member of the Garrison Chapel United Methodist Church where he attended faithfully for over 50 years, serving in various positions including Deacon, Treasurer and Sunday School teacher. For the past 10 years Harold had enjoyed fellowship in the Bloomington Seventh-day Adventist Church where he attended with his son, daughter-in-law and their children.
After 38 years of employment with R.C.A., Harold took early retirement from his position of materials expeditor. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 604.
Harold was a loving father and involved grandfather who loved most being with his family for shared activities like traveling, cooking out and attending his grandson's baseball games to name just a few.
Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca L. Curry (Mike) of Bloomington, one son, Thomas D. McArtor (Sharon) of Solsberry, eight grandchildren, Carey L. Curry (Bryant) of Bloomington, Ryan M. Curry (Heather) of Ellettsville, Christy A. Morrow of Bloomington, Shannon M. Johnson (Kevin) of Hendersonville, NC, Katie N. McArtor of Solsberry, Adam C. Williams of Bloomington, Dillon R. Williams of Bloomington and Eric L. McArtor of Solsberry.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Norma Rose (Adkins) McArtor (1998), one daughter, Diana Williams (2003), one granddaughter, Brooke M. Curry-Deckard (2010), one great-granddaughter, Morgan Rose Deckard (2010), two brothers, Donald and John McArtor and an infant sister.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington, with Pastor Fernando Ortiz officiating.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens next to his loving wife Norma.
Military rites will be provided by the Honor Guard. Harold chose this over the distinguished honor of being entombed at Arlington National Cemetery for which he was entitled.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran's Honor Guard 2850 S. Brookside Dr. Bloomington, IN 47401.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com