Bob Arrington, CCO, founder and president of Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson, Tenn., is the 2014-15 president-elect of the National Funeral Directors Association.
Bob 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.
Bob 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, Bob served as Tennessee's representative to the NFDA Policy Board. For the past two years, he has served as an at-large representative, secretary and treasurer 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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