Bob Arrington, CCO, founder and president of Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson, Tennessee, is the 2015-16 president 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. He was appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to serve on the Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. Serving as President in 2005.
On a national level, Bob previously served on the NFDA Board of Directors as an at-large representative, secretary, treasurer and president-elect. He was Tennessee's representative to the NFDA Policy Board. In addition, Bob has served as a member of NFDA's Governance, Audit, Budget, Spokesperson and House Operations Committees.
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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