Clarence E. Arrington
Waynesville — Clarence E. Arrington, 89, of Waynesville, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Clarence was born in Haywood County Oct. 19, 1923, to the late Oscar and Kate Erwin Arrington. Clarence retired from the United States Air Force with 20 years of service and was a World War II veteran having been a POW in Northern Europe. He also retired from Champion International with 16 years of service.
In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Arrington; and three sisters, Nellie Smathers, Thelma Arrington, and Ada Nichols.
Clarence is survived by one sister, Bessie Hooper, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Pleasant Balsam Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Downs officiating. Burial will follow at Saunook Plott Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Haywood County Rescue Squad at PO Box 931, Waynesville, NC 28786.
The family would like to offer a word of thanks to the caring staff at The Laurels at Summit Ridge for their compassionate care.
Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Arrington family, www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.