Arthur Edward Bourland was born January 20, 1930 west of Osceola, MO, to Grover Green and Pauline Nera (Clanin) Bourland. He passed away June 3, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, MO.
On November 25, 1950 he was united in marriage to Edra L. Mullies.
Arthur graduated from Appleton City High School, Appleton City, MO, in 1948. Upon graduation he worked with his father on the farm until 1950 when he moved to Kansas City, MO and worked for Commander Larabee Milling Co. On November 6, 1951 he entered the United States Marine Corps. Arthur was awarded the Korean Service Medal W/3, National Defense Medal, and the United Nations Medal. He was awarded a Letter of Appreciation for outstanding service in Korea from July 20, 1952 until June 8, 1953.
Shortly after discharge he attended and graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College. He practiced as a chiropractor 42 years; 40 of those years in Lowry City, until he retired on December 31, 2001. He often said he considered most of his patients also his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Troy and Milan Bourland.
Arthur is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edra of the home, two sons, Duane and Bryan and wife, Debbie of Lowry City, MO; seven grandchildren, Sonja Burton and husband, Clay of Rockville, MO; Shane Bourland, Wichita, KS; Seth, Damien and Misty Bourland, Lowry City, MO, Tracy Waitley and Griff Golden and wife Lisa, Lowry City, MO, nine great grandchildren, brothers, Curtis Bourland and wife, Lou, Petersburg, IN, Kent Bourland and wife, Phyllis, Lowry City, MO, other relatives and many friends. Arthur was very proud of his family.
He was saved as a teenager and lived a consistent Christian Life. He worshiped regularly at the Church of God (Holiness) in Lowry City, MO. He loved music! Arthur loved to play Southern Gospel music with his brothers and friends.