|Birth: ||Jul. 9, 1928|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 2004|
Gospel preacher. The following was submitted by his daughter, Diane Simmons:
James Edward Arrington was born on July 9, 1928 in Atwood, TN. He passed away on January 21, 2004 at the age of 75 after battling Parkinson for 10 years. He attended school in Atwood and Trezevant, Tennessee and Benton Kentucky School of Preaching. On January 24, 1948 he married Rachel Williams and they were the parents to four children; Diane, Kathy, Mike and Mark. He was not raised a Christian but on July 26, 1954 at the age of 26 he was baptized into Christ by Neal Penny at Trezevant, TN. Bro. Penny was a major influence in him becoming a gospel preacher and a few years later he started preaching while still holding down a public job. After 20 years he then started full time located work at Pleasant View Church of Christ in Gibson County. He preached at several small congregations throughout West Tennessee as well as Kentucky. At some of the very small churches he led the singing, had prayer, taught classes, had the Lord Supper and preached, all the same day and he loved every minute of it. Throughout the years he held numerous gospel meetings and did mission work in Trinidad and Tobago. He continued to preach until his health failed. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, three children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral service was conducted in Bradford, Tennessee on Friday, January 23rd by Jerry Mercer and Scott Bloodworth. Interment was in Pleasant View Church of Christ cemetery.
1 Corinthians 15:58: "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
Mark Edward Arrington (1958 - 1989)*
Pleasant View Church of Christ Cemetery
Created by: Tom Childers
Record added: Sep 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42464769
Added: Oct. 22, 2012