Arthur McClellen “Mickey” Childs Jr.
Arthur McClellen “Mickey” Childs Jr., 71, of Chillicothe, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe.
Arthur McClellen Childs Jr. was born May 13, 1939 in Chillicothe, MO, the son of Arthur McClellen Childs and Frances Grace Williams Childs.
He graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1957.
On January 10, 1960 he married Dorothy May Caselman in Dawn, MO. She survives of the home.
Mickey worked for many years for Atkinson-Windle Concrete, Midwest Concrete & Asphalt and Chillicothe Ready Mix as a cement truck driver and on the asphalt crew. For the last 15 years, before his retirement in 2001, he owned his own truck and hauled bulk cement for Missouri Mobile Concrete.
Mickey’s hobbies included working with metal and raising organic strawberries but his favorite times were spent with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, listed above; two daughters, Janet Nibarger and husband, Steve, of Chillicothe and Cheryl Cook and husband, Terry, of Chillicothe; one son, Bob Childs of Fort Collins, CO; four granddaughters, Shelly Higdon and husband, Dustin, of St. Joseph, MO, Letitia Nibarger, Lacey Nibarger, and Susan Cook all of Chillicothe; a great grandson, Kaden Higdon of St. Joseph, MO; a brother, Joe Childs and wife,Terri, of Chillicothe; and a niece, Sarah O’Dell of Chillicothe.
Mickey was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dennis Childs.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of “Mickey” Childs may be made to the Anderson Smith Cemetery and left at the funeral home or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2010 at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe.
Burial will be at Anderson - Smith Cemetery in Chillicothe.
There will be no visitation.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, November 19, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m..
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO.