Arthur proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a longtime member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #7.
He is survived by his son, Mark James; daughter, Lauri (Bill) Carpenter; grandchildren, Amanda (John) Boeckstiegel, William (Hana) Carpenter, Matthew James, and Lindsey (Ian) Forney; great-granddaughter, Aniston; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carole James; brother, Edward James; and sister, Frances Nelson.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. A private family graveside service will then be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassus Hospice (formerly Hospice Advantage). www.EstesLeadley.com