SHERWOOD, Ark. -- Jackie Eugene Arington, 67, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 8 p.m. Jan. 19, 2012, in the St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
Born Feb. 13, 1944, in East Prairie, to Vashti Miller Arington of East Prairie and the late John Wyley Arington, he lived in Arkansas for the past several years. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist belief.
On July 6, 1963, at Bertrand he married Pat Wilkerson who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include: one son and fiancee, Jackie Eugene Arington II and Sara Cray of Sikeston, Mo.; one daughter, Robin Suzette Herman of Sherwood; one brother, Bud Arington of Pekin, Ill.; one sister, Laura L. Parker of St. Louis; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
One brother, Charlie Arington, preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Dogwood Cemetery. Eulogies will be given by the family.
Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.shelbyfuneral.com.