Mayland Emmett

April 29, 1933

June 7, 2019

Mayland Emmett Arrington, Jr., 86, of Rocky Mount, Va. passed away Friday morning, June 7, 2019. He was born April 29, 1933 the son of the late Mayland E. Arrington, Sr. and

Maggie Barbour Arrington. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Mary Pat Arrington and Dorothy Joan Arrington; sisters, Geneva Harmon and Mary Alice Richardson. He was a member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, had a passion for animals, especially his horses, dogs and pets, and he also served in the United States Navy on a medical ship during the Korean War.

He is survived by his children, Mayland Arrington, III (Bernice), Michael Arrington, Julie Couture (John), Laurie Horsley (John), John DeMent, Marylynn Heuel (Joe), Judith Pacheco (Reed), Stephen DeMent (Jennifer); 11 grandchildren, Tony, Jeremy, Bianca, Katey, Bobby, Teresa, Tyler, Travis, Larry, Tina, Jason; several great and great-great-grandchildren; brother,

L. D. Arrington (Ruth); and many other family members and close friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Dillon officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Ivy Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday night, June 12, 2019 at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church. Arrangements by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 62 Virginia Market Place Drive, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151.