Arthur Lane Siple
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Arthur Lane Siple, 93, of Fort Ashby, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Allegany Health, Nursing and Rehab Center.
Born Aug. 12, 1926 in Alaska, W.Va., he was the son of the late Preston Todd "P.T." Siple and Edna Florence (Carder) Siple.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Iris Louise Siple, age 2 years, and Sarah Kathryn (Siple) Gortner and husband, John; and, one brother, Frederick Carder Siple.
Mr. Siple attended Fort Ashby High School and Potomac State College.
He was a decorated WWII and Korean War veteran, having served in the U.S. Army 1944-1946 and the U.S. Navy Seabees 1950-1952.
After his discharge from the service, Arthur was a conductor on the B & O Railroad until his retirement in 1989.
Arthur then took up jousting and enjoyed the sport with his horse, Chico, for many years.
Mr. Siple belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church; Fort Ashby Post 6667, V.F.W.; and was a life member of the N.R.A.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 69 years, Eileen (Isner) Siple; three children, Preston L. Siple and wife, Un Suk (Chong) Siple, Salado, Texas, Teresa Eileen Siple, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Sidney L. Siple and wife, Cynthia (Harvey) Siple, Montpelier, Va.; grandchildren, Madison Todd Siple and Karen Elizabeth Siple; and nieces, Patricia (Gortner) Marseglia and husband ,Paul, Arlington, Va., and Suzanne (Gortner) Daubner and husband, Carl, Glen Dale, Va.
Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Fort Ashby, on Tuesday, Jan. 7th. from 1-3 p.m.
A celebration of Arthur's life will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Scott Ingleton, officiating.
Military honors will be accorded by Ft. Cumberland Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Ashby VFW Post 6667, P.O. Box 378, Fort Ashby, WV 26719.
Published on January 4, 2020


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Cora Langdon
Jan 11, 2020
Prayers of comfort, peace and love to each of you.