Bob Arrington, CCO, the founder and president of Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson, Tenn., is the 2013-14 treasurer of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).
As treasurer, Bob will be responsible for all funds, securities, deeds and other assets belonging to NFDA, while overseeing all business-related transactions. He will recommend changes to NFDA's investment policy, report on the Association's finances to the Executive Board, Policy Board and House of Delegates, and meet with external auditors on an as-needed basis. Bob will represent NFDA and its mission at state funeral association conventions, and serve on several committees and subcommittees.
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. He was appointed by the Governor of Tennessee to serve on the State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. He served as president of the State Board in 2005.
On a national level, Bob served as Tennessee's representative to the NFDA Policy Board. After serving a two year-term as an at-large representative on the NFDA Executive Board, he was elected to serve as secretary. Additionally, he has served as a member of NFDA's Governance, Audit, Budget, Spokesperson and Headquarters Operations committees. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Funeral Service Foundation.
Bob 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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