Bob Arrington, of Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson, Tenn., is a 2012-13 secretary of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Executive Board.
As secretary, Arrington will attend and record all Executive Board, Policy Board and House of Delegates meetings, ensuring that all documents and records are properly kept and filed. Arrington will also record all activities of the Executive Board at the annual NFDA International Convention & Expo, represent the association and its mission at state funeral service conventions, and serve as a member of several committees and subcommittees.
Arrington became interested in funeral service when his grandfather died in 1963. His neighbor owned a funeral home, and he spent time there helping out after school and on weekends. After completing mortuary science school, he received his funeral directors license in 1978, and his embalmers license in 1979. In 1995, he founded Arrington Funeral Directors.
Arrington has served his profession by taking on leadership roles with the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association (TFDA) and NFDA. He has served on numerous TFDA committees and the association's Board of Directors; his service on the TFDA Board of Directors included terms as secretary/treasurer, vice president and president.
On a national level, Arrington served as Tennessee's representative to the NFDA Policy Board. For the past two years, he has served as an at-large representative on the NFDA Executive Board. He has served as a member of NFDA's Governance, Audit, Budget, Spokesperson and Pursuit of Excellence committees.
He is a member of The Heritage Club, a supporter of the NFDA Political Action Committee and served as Tennessee's fundraising chair for the Funeral Service Foundation.
Arrington Funeral Directors
148 W University Pkwy
Jackson, TN 38305-1616
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