Arthur L. Rhea, born November 8, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas to Carlton and Virginia Rhea, died on Monday October 21, 2019 in Katy, Texas. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, brother Carlton Rhea and sister Virginia Montalbo. He is survived by his spouse of 49 years, Sandra K. Rhea; son Brian A. Rhea and wife Renee; daughter Kristin E. Rhea; grandsons Shane, Kai, Bryce and Levi; brothers James E. Rhea and George Rhea; sister Linda Moses, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arthur graduated from Brackenridge High School in San Antonio in 1961. Arthur was in the U. S. Army from May 1964 to May 1971, serving three tours of duty in Vietnam. After serving his country, Arthur worked as an air conditioning service technician until his retirement in 2007. His favorite activities were boating, riding motorcycles, and scuba diving. His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 24th at 12:00 noon followed by burial at Houston National Cemetery.
A special thanks to the caregivers at Evergreen Cottages in Katy, who made the last few years of Arthur’s life comfortable. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or the charity of your choice.