John R. Arrington
73, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2014. John was born to Norman and Ruby Jane Arrington on April 4, 1940. After serving in the United States Army and 32 years of service at the Norfolk Police Department, John also acted as Director of Security for Tidewater Hotel and Resorts for over 10 years. John was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather who always put his family first. He also never met a stranger and was one of the kindest, most upbeat people you’d ever meet. John is survived by his wife, Linda, his two siblings, Norma Jane and Durmond and their families, his son James, his daughter Julie, her husband Phil and son Lee, and his daughter Cathie Jane and her two children, Eli and Marley Jane. To celebrate John’s life, a visitation will be held on Thursday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA and a funeral mass at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 21, immediately followed by the burial at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with a reception at Woodlawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the University of Virginia Medical Center, 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0001, www.healthsystem.virginia.edu. Please visit www.woodlawngroup.com to leave a message of condolence to the family.