Arthur Lee Diskey, Jr., 67, rural Peru, formerly of Marion, died at 7 a.m. on July 10, in his home. He was born May 18, 1946 in Marion, to Arthur Lee, Sr. and Elizabeth Joann (Cox) Diskey.
Arthur was a 1964 graduate of Marion High School. He married Virginia Louise (Porter) Buchtel in Wise, Va. on June 9, 1980; she died Jan. 13, 2011. He worked 30 years at Dana Corporation in Marion, retiring in 1998, and was a US Air Force veteran. Arthur attended the Christian Heritage Church in Wabash and was a member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15. He was an endowment life member of the National Rifle Association, a life member of the American Hunting Club and a longtime member of the Republican National Committee.
He is survived by four children, Lisa Diskey, Junction City, Kan.; Jim Diskey, Wabash; Larry Diskey, Winchester, Ky.; and Arthur Lee Diskey III, Marion; three step children, Randy (Brenda) Buchtel, Wabash; Marlene (Darrell) Lutz, Peru; and Judy (Charlie) Easterday, Wabash; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; three brothers, Ned L. (Loxi) Diskey; Dan (Mary) Diskey; and Daryl D. (Pam) Diskey; two sisters, Sandra Hughes and Carol Everhart. He was preceded in death by one great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service on July 13, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Charlie Easterday and Rev. A. Jay Sollars officiating. Burial is in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
The memorial guest book for Arthur may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.