Mr. Billy Weeks "Bill" Arrington, 83, of Lake City, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in the Lake City V.A. Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Levy County, Florida, Mr. Arrington had been a resident of Lake City for the past 50 years having moved here from Levy County, Florida. He was the son of the late Willie Eugene and Jeanie Laura Gay Arrington. Mr. Arrington was a graduate of Chiefland High School, he went on to serve four years in the United States Navy and returned to the University of Florida where he graduated with his degree in Pharmacology. He was a pharmacist for several pharmacies in the Levy/Gilchrist county areas for many years. After moving to Lake City, Mr. Arrington co-owned and operated the Collins Drug Store (which was located on North Marion Ave.) for many years prior to retiring in the mid-nineties. In his spare time, Mr. Arrington enjoyed reading and anything to do with the University of Florida. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Arrington was preceded in death by a son, James E. Arrington.
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Mr. Arrington is survived by his sons, Willie Eugene Arrington II of Jacksonville, Florida and David Arrington of Lake City; his two brothers, Sid Arrington of Chiefland, Florida; and Bob Arrington of Trenton, Florida. His grandchildren, Cerik Arrington of Lake City, and Danielle Leon of Jacksonville, Florida also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Arrington will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in the chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with Bro. Zach Douglas officiating. The family will receive friends for ONE HOUR prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the
DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 South Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-1234. Please sign the on-line family guest book at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com
Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home
458 S Marion Ave. Lake City, FL 32025
Published in Lake City Reporter on June 26, 2014