SIKESTON -- William P. Van Arsdale, 90, died Jan. 8, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born March 2, 1921, in Kirksville, to the late George P. and Della Odell Van Arsdale, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served on the USS Paul Hamilton in the south Pacific during World War II, graduated with a degree in mathematics from Vanderbilt University and was employed as an engineer by the Missouri State Highway Department.
Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Park Ridge Cemetery in Marshall.
Online condolences may be sent at www.ponderfuneralhome.com.