James Ray Arringtonof Sherwood, AR, 1940 - 2022
JAMES RAY ARRINGTON, 82, of Sherwood, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather was called home on Saturday, December 3, 2022. He was born in Bayou Meto, Ark., on July 8, 1940, to Caroll and Bertie Arrington. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rita, brother Bill and sister Suzie.
He is survived by his two daughters Tami Henderson (PJ) and Debi Arrington, stepdaughter, Kelly Cutler (Chris), five grandchildren: Chris Wilkins (Megan), Courtney May (JJ), Justin Henderson, Lex Cutler, Shane Raper, and eight great-grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Ms. Diana Moreno for the loving care she provided in his final months, the caregivers at the Brooks of Cibolo and his fabulous CNA, CJ Warren.
James was a long-time member of First Assembly of God in North Little Rock. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1958 to 1960, was an electrician of IBEW Local 295, and was a wholesale car dealer for 45 years. He had a passion for thoroughbreds, cars, football and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
James Ray will be remembered as a loving father and Papaw, a generous giver, and a friend to all. His infectious smile and sense of humor (James-isms) will truly be missed. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, December 16th at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home (1921 Main Street). Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 17th at First NLR Assembly of God Church (4501 Burrow Drive), officiated by Pastor Rod Loy. Pallbearers will be Mike Seymour, Wayne Wheaton, Chris Wilkins, JJ May, Justin Henderson and Shayne Raper. Burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First NLR Church in memory of James Arrington. Visit www.smithfamilycares.com for the online guestbook.
Published December 15, 2022
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North Little Rock Funeral Home
1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR