MOUNT LIBERTY — Arthur “Art” Ronald Arrington, 90 of Mount Liberty, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012, at Centerburg Pointe in Centerburg.
He was born on Aug. 11, 1921, in Morgan Center, to the late Arthur Rupert and Burdelle “Burdie” (Neighbarger) Arrington. After attending Utica High School he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1939-1940, fighting forest fires in Montana. Shortly after returning to Utica he joined the Navy and proudly served his country during WW II on the USS President Jackson in the Pacific Ocean. Art retired from PPG in Mount Vernon after 31 years of service and then worked at various places such as Mavis Sporting Goods in Mount Vernon and for Hilliar Township in Centerburg. He was a member of Licking Lodge 291, F&AM in Utica.
Art loved to travel and he and Bugsy had traveled to almost every State in the U.S. and every Province in Canada. He loved to travel and read about the history of his various destinations. His family meant a lot to him and he loved researching family history and telling stories about his ancestors. Art also enjoyed photography; taking all different kinds of pictures.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce “Bugsy” (Siegel) Arrington. and they were married Nov. 28, 1948; daughters, Molly (Donny) Thompson of Centerburg, Amy Arrington (Judy Bryant) of Columbus; stepgrandchildren, Craig Thompson of Centerburg, Cathy (James) Lamp of Clarksburg; sisters, Betty Frye of Newark, Jean Northcraft of Hebron; brother-in-law, Bill Siegel of Johnstown; sister-in-law, Indus Siegel of Johnstown; many beloved nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by twin sister, Ruth Stauffer; sisters, Audrey Yost, Nina Llewellyn, Merilu Ball; brothers, Jessie and Teddy Arrington.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery with military honors.
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