John Arp, 73, of Burlington, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. He was a Vietnam Veteran and was awarded the “Silver Star” for his military service. John was a pipefitter and a member of the Local #392 Pipefitter’s Union. He retired from General Electric Aviation after working there for 27 years. John was also a Mason and member of the Unity Masonic Lodge in Ludlow. His first love was his family but most of all his grandchildren. He loved driving, restoring and showing his classic cars. He also enjoyed all aspects of UK Basketball. John was a quiet, stubborn man who would literally give you the shirt off his back. He would help anyone at any time in any way that he could. He truly had a heart of gold and will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Carolyn (Miracle) Arp of Burlington; daughters, Shannon (George) Robinson of Burlington and Misty (Steve) Dinser of Burlington; grandchildren, Brandon Robinson, Devon Robinson, Makenna Dinser, Logan Robinson and Noah Dinser.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 4:00PM until the hour of Memorial Service at 6:00PM all in Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, 316 Elm Street, Ludlow, KY 41016.
Family and friends are invited to the graveside services on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown, KY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at www.redcross.org or by texting “Harvey” to #90999 to give a $10.00 donation.