Morrow, Arthur

Written by David Green.

Arthur Ray Morrow, 94, of Pompana Beach, Fla., died Oct. 11, 2007.

He was born March 28, 1913, in Coshocton, Ohio, to Wilmer and Daisy (Strauss) Morrow. He married his wife of 75 years, Helen Lucille White, and in 1948 the family moved from Cambridge, Ohio, to Michigan.

During his years in Michigan, Arthur was the president and chairman of the board of Morenci Rubber Products in Morenci. He also devoted much of his time to the Bloomfield Village Volunteer Fire and Police Department and retired as fire chief and police commissioner.

Arthur was a lifetime member of the BPOE Lodge #448 in Cambridge, and an associate member of BPOE Lodge #1898 in Pompano Beach. He received his Master Mason Degree in 1952 and was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner of Moslem Temple in Detroit.

In 1993, Arthur and Helen moved to Pompano Beach to retire and enjoy life.

Besides his wife, Arthur is survived by a daughter, Jean (and Richard) Black; a son, Mike (and Midge) Morrow; grandchildren, Andy Morrow, Allison Morrow, Richard (and Leigh Ann) Black, and James Black; and great-grandchildren, Scott, Brian, Eric, Keith, Stephanie, Kristin and Cassandra Black.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Tommy Ray Morrow, in 1938.

Funeral services were Oct. 15 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Pompano Beach.

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