Carroll County Times

Jesse R. 'Bob' Arrington, 89, of Dayton

Jesse Robert "Bob" Arrington, 89, of Dayton, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.

Born May 19, 1924, in Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Vernon S. Arrington and Nell Powell Arrington. He was the husband of Ellen Lowry, who died in 1974; and of Faith Farver Arrington, whom he married in 1982.

He was proud of his service from 1943 to 1946 in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a waist gunner on 19 missions in B-24s. He was stationed in England. After returning home he attended and graduated from the University of Maryland, and for 50 years was an employee of Singer-Link Company, now known as GSE Systems. He was a packaging engineer for the simulation training equipment that was made and delivered to both the military and nuclear power plants.

He was a member of Taylorsville United Methodist Church and also the OWLS Senior Citizens Group at Ebenezer Church in Winfield. He made friends easily and enjoyed reading, watching sports, and planting and watching his flowers grow. He especially enjoyed his home and watching the children grow up. He had been called "Poppy" for years, a name given to him by Megan Price.

Surviving are children Robert D. Cole Jr. and wife Kathryn, and Christy and Robert Price; grandchildren Ellen, Joseph II, Laurie and Kelly Denice, Carolyn, Jack and Annie Cole, and Megan and Ryan Price; three great-grandchildren; sisters Betty Arrington Buck and Patricia Arrington Homan; and many nieces and nephews and their children.

He was predeceased by children James Arrington and Debra Arrington Denice.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

Viewing will also be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday at Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mount Airy. Interment will follow in Taylorsville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

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