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“Night creeper is somewhere trying to cut the corners off the bread pudding ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Cheryl Giles - Cincinnati, OH

“Where is Big Arthur....At River Downs in HEAVEN DOWN BY THE DRIVERSIDE(smile) ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: markia swann - OH - Family

Arthur Scarborough was born on May 4, 1935 in Eastman, Georgia to the late Arthur Ivey and the late Marie Spike Scarborough. Arthur later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio with his sister Bernice (Smith) and brother Walter (Scarborough) and was raised by step-father Boscoe Scarborough along with his other siblings Joan (Jones), Mary (Sparks), Linda (Jamison) and Doris (Scarborough). On July 2, 1955 he married Virginia Mahaffey Scarborough and through that union they had 3 children.late Arthur Scarborough, Jr., Angela Scarborough-Smith and Anthony Martin Scarborough. Arthur also had two grandchildren.Christian Bonner and Alexis Scarborough and three great-grandchildren..Royce, King and Truth Scarborough. He attended Quarter Tech School and earned certifications as a welder, electrician, lineman and iron worker. Arthur worked on cars with his daddy until he went to work for the City of Cincinnati. He later worked for Fernald, AK Steel and eventually retired from the Iron Workers Local 44. Arthur enjoyed horse racing, cooking, almost any type of sports, politics, watching old movies, Lets Make A Deal and Price Is Right. He also enjoyed listening to oldies. His favorite gospel song was Will the Circle be Unbroken a song his grandmother taught him when he was just a boy. He sang and hummed that song all the time. He will be missed by his son-in-law Eddie Smith whom he had become very close. Eddie nicked named him King Arthur. He will also be missed by family & friends near and far. Daddy I love you to the moon and back!!!! Thank you for taking me to Sunday school and teaching me how to shoot a lay-up. Love, your one and only daughter!!! Angela Dad, I love you and miss you. Tony (your baby boy) Psalm 23 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his names sake Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.