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John James Arrington

November 22, 1930 March 11, 2020
John James Arrington
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John James Arrington of Dover, passed away peacefully with family by his side Wednesday, March 11, 2020. He was 89.

John was born November 22, 1930 in Amarillo, Texas to the late William Monroe Arrington and Juanita Harris Arrington.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1949 to 1958 before working civil service as a sheet metal fabricator for the Air Force, retiring in 1982.

John was clever, stubborn, and full of laughter. He loved making others smile through his storytelling, elaborate jokes, ornery pranks, and sharing his artwork. He enjoyed gun sports, collecting oil lamps, reading, woodworking, painting, photography, writing, gardening, and crafting knives. John always carried a sharp knife.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Bryant Arrington; daughters, Tina Werner and Kim Fair; brothers, Gerald and William Monroe Arrington.

He is survived by granddaughters, Melissa Slater and her husband AJ of Harrington and Sierra DeLuca and her husband Vincent of Upper Chichester, PA; great grandson, Julian DeLuca and son-in-law, Fred Fair of Dover.

The family has decided in light of current conditions to cancel public funeral arrangements. We apologize for the inconvenience, please use our website to share memories and condolences with them at this time.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Kent County SPCA.

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Cemetery Details


Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear, DE 19701

2465 Chesapeake City Road Bear 19701 DE
United States

Memorial Contribution

First State Animal Center (SPCA)

32 Shelter Circle
Camden, DE 19934

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