A wake service will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel Inc, 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Josh B. Gibson Center, 20 Gibson Way, Buena Vista, Georgia. Burial will follow at Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 41 South, Buena Vista, Georgia .
(RET) MSG Arthur Times was born January 23, 1941 to the parentage of the late John Times and Mae Byrd Slaughter Times. He was preceded in death by ten siblings: Betty Times, Johnnie Mae Jones, Mae B Rouse, Annie Ruth Minter, Alberta Hartage, Ethelyn Times, Robert Times, James Times, Edith Kelley, and John Times, Jr.
He received his education from the Miami Dade School System. In 1962, he entered the US Army and during his service to the country, he received several awards. Among those were the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 dev//2 O/S Bars, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm, Expert Infantryman Badge, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (1st OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2d OLC), NCO Professional Development and Army Service Ribbons. He retired from military service on September 30, 1987.
Arthur leaves to cherish his memories a daughter, Yvette (Brad) Brock; two sons, Arthur (Maria) Times, John C. Times, all from Augusta Georgia; nine grandchildren, Jasmyn, Briana, Brad Jr. Brock, Elijah, David, Rachel, Joseph Times, Kain Dukes, Magnus Times; one great grand, Evan Brock; a sister, Irene Smith, Fayetteville Georgia; a brother, Allen (Peggy) Tymes, Griffin, Georgia; former spouse, Yvonne Smith Times; sister/brothers-in-law, Essie Times, Milton Minter, Johnnie Williams, and Rev. Charlie Kelley; a special lady friend, Ms. Dwain Shaw and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.