Philip Ray Arter, 82, of Bokoshe, OK passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in Ft. Smith, AR. Philip was born December 26, 1938 in Bokoshe to Elbert Green & Reva Fern (Beshers) Arter.
He was a coal miner and a truck driver. Philip was a veteran of the US Army.
He was preceded in death by wives, Linda Polcic Arter & Joy Tankersley Arter; daughters, Janet Powers and Lisa Arter as well as two sisters.
Survivors include his grandson, Allen Arter and son in law, Ricky Powers; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Monday, January 6, 2020 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Michael Monroe officiating.
Interment will follow at Old Cache Cemetery, Keota.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Sides, Mike Brown, Jon Ollie, Ronnie Kingsborough, Jeremy Kingsborough, Stephen Branham. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Tankersley, Harold Statham, Johnny Bell, Sonny Tackett, Tracy Saling, Gregg Perdue and Jim Gist.
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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK