PETERSBURG, VA 23803-4220
(804) 732-8911


John Wesley "Buck" Arrington

June 13, 1936 - July 15, 2013

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On July 15, 2013, the Lord welcome home Mr. John Wesley Arrington. He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Lucille B. Arrington and a brother, Glennis Arrington.

John “Buck” Arrington was born in McKenney, Va., on June 13, 1936 as the oldest son of James and Lucille. He entered the military service after high school, graduating with the Class of 1954. He served in the United State Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from Del-Tech Community College in 1973 and Virginia State University in 1995. He dedicated over 40 years of military service in both the Air Force and Army. John retired from Ft. Lee Army Base in March of this year as a bus driver.

Buck was beloved by all and was always available for anyone who called on him for his extensive automotive skills. His love of all things automotive was a life-long commitment, with his latest project being the restoration of a 1965 Ford Truck and a 1974 Volkswagen Bug. His passions for fishing and education were other distractions in an already busy life. But all these interests never interfered with his love of family. No distance was too great for him to travel to see a great uncle or a third cousin.

He is survived by wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Cynthia Townsend (John), Michele Arrington (Marcus Cook), and Kim Arrington; a son, J. W. Arrington (Zaretta); grandchildren, Jennai Gulezian (Matthew), Jason Townsend, Miles Arrington and Emonie Dudley; two brothers, Joseph Arrington (Edith) and Horace Fitzgerald (Mary); a sister, Martha Malone; nieces and nephews, Pam Arrington, Debbie Thomas, Kevin Arrington, Pam Brown (Percy), Veronica Malone, and Anthony Malone. He also leaves two aunts, Ruth Britt and Helen Fisher; a great uncle, Charles Fitzgerald; two great aunts, Sally Casanova (Ralph) and Mona Wright and a host of great nieces, great nephews, other relatives, cousins, friends, as well as adopted children.

Buck will be great missed by all whoever met him because of his warm smile and outgoing personality.

Watch funeral services live at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

A service of love and remembrance for Mr. John W. Arrington will be held 12:00 Noon, Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va.

The family will receive friends at 1846 Stuart Avenue, Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling (804) 861-2221.

At the family request dish gardens and live plants for the service.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Arrington and watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.