Kenneth L. Arrington Sr., 69, of Wilmington, Ohio died at 2:50 PM, Monday, May 16, 2011 at Sycamore Hospital, Miamisburg, Ohio. His wife, Rhea Arrington, survives. Mr. Arrington was born March 30, 1942 in Wilmington, Ohio, son of the late Sylvester B. and Rayma Medley Arrington.
Until retirement, Mr. Arrington had been a maintenance supervisor for HUD in Xenia. He was a member of Bible Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington and the Wilmington VFW 6170.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Arrington is survived by three sons, Kenneth Leroy (Brenda) Arrington Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio, Kent S. Arrington of Wilmington, Ohio, and Kenneth Arrington of West Carrollton, Ohio; five daughters, Sophia (Harold) Singleton of Wilmington, Ohio, Keena L. (Billy) Walker of Xenia, Ohio, Angela (Sherman) Nared of Middletown, Ohio, Bridgette Strickland of Wilmington, Ohio, and Kenese Thompson of Wilmington, Ohio; a brother, Marvin Frisco Sr. of Wilmington, Ohio; six sisters, Deborah Swift Howard of Battle Creek, Michigan, Hazel Cowan of Wilmington, Ohio, Phoebe Williams of Wilmington, Ohio, Audrey Young of West Carrollton, Ohio, Cheryl (Horace) White of Wilmington, Ohio, and Karen (Kenneth) Dean of Wilmington, Ohio; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; and special friends, Bob Hampton and Eddie Washington. In addition to her parents, a son, Kevin Leroy Arrington; a brother, Boyd Arrington, and four sisters, Sondra Elaine Arrington, Jeanann Arrington, Pauline Arrington and Bernice Wallace, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Bible Missionary Baptist Church, 243 Grant Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Dr. Curtis Summerville officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Bible Missionary Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio to assist with funeral expenses.