Van Alstyne Public Library
Van Alstyne Leader
January 30, 1975
I.W. ARRINGTON SERVICES HELD
Services were held Wednesday for I.W. (Dick) Arrington, 61, who
passed away Monday at his home in Pilot Grove.
Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Tom Bean, conducted
by the Rev. Houston Garner, Baptist minister of the Hebron Baptist Church.
Burial was in Holloway Cemetery under the direction of Earnheart
He was born May 14, 1913, at Elba, Ala. He married Hazel Lucretia
Ratcliff July 3, 1940, at Durant, Okla. He was a member of the Baptist
church and a rancher and welder. He spent most of his life in Texas.
Survivors include his wife of Whitewright, mother, Mrs. Ara Ann
Arrington of Enterprise, Ala., three sons, Richard and Nathan of Sherman
and Tim of Tom Bean, four daughters, Mrs. Ruben King of Van Alstyne, Mrs.
Johnny Key, Mrs. Rex Wanner of Sherman and Mary Arrington of the home,
one brother, Ollie V. Arrington of Howe, one sister, Mrs. Hubbard Barnes
of Enterprise, Ala., and eight grandchildren.
PILOT GROVE RANCHER DIES
A Pilot Grove rancher and welder, Dick Arrington, 61, was buried
at the Holloway Cemetery Wednesday following services at the Tom Bean First
Arrington died at his home in Pilot Grove Monday. Services
were conducted by the Rev. H.L. Garner, pastor of the Hebron Baptist Church.
Mr. Arrington was the father of Mrs. Ruben King of Van Alstyne.
Native of Elba, Ala., Mr. Arrington was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fletcher Arrington. He was married to the former Hazel Lucretia Ratcliff
on July 3, 1940, in Durant, Okla. He was a veteran of World War II
and a Baptist.
His wife survives. Other survivors are: his mother, who lives
in Enterprise, Ala.; three sons, Richard Arrington, Nathan Arrington, both
of Sherman; and Tim Arrington of Tom Bean; four daughters, Mrs. King, Mrs.
Johnny Key and Mrs. Rex Swanner, both of Sherman, and Miss Mary Arrington
of Whitewright; a brother, Ollie V. Arrington of Howe; a sister, Mrs. Hubbard
Barnes of Enterprise, Ala., and eight grandchildren.