Mr. Philip Francis "Phil" Arrington

10/26/1946 - 04/10/2020


Mr. Philip Francis Arrington, age 73, of South Hill, died Friday April 10, 2020. He was the co-owner and operator of P.F. Arrington Painting, INC, a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Trustee for many years, a member of American Legion Post 79 where he served on the funeral honor guard and as the post commander and a Vietnam Army Veteran. Mr. Arrington is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Lou Tolbert Arrington of South Hill; his son, Philip Arrington, Jr. and his wife Samantha of South Hill; his three grandchildren: Brenda Geedy (Timbra), Katie McAden (Clarke) and Jessica Williams (Chris); his great-grandchildren: Hayden, Christopher, Jalyn, Caiden and Christian; his brother, William Arrington of Kenbridge and his sister, Gloria Cliborne of Chase City. Mr. Arrington was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Frances Callis Arrington and his two brothers: Raymond Arrington, Jr. and Reginald Arrington. A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday April 22nd at 2:00 P.M. in Oakwood Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to sign the register and view at the funeral home during our regular business hours. Memorial contributions in Mr. Arrington’s name may be made to the Olive Branch Baptist Church building fund at 5223 Blackridge Road, La Crosse, VA 23950 or to the Southside Rescue Squad at P.O. Box 546, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be sent through our website at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Arrington family.

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  1. Thoughts and prayers

    My condolences got out to the Arrington family on the passing of Phil. I had gotten to known Phil over the years with my frequent bingo inspection visits to the American Legion Post 79. Phil was very genuine and respected individual that I had greatly looked forward to interacting with when he was there working bingo especially when he was the game manager. I remember the first time I visited the post when he was managing the session for another member he switched nights with when he saw walk into the back office he immediately asked me if the member he was replacing had called me to have me come down and check on him!

    Being a fellow veteran, I had the upmost respect for the service Phil and many other Vietnam veterans conducted while serving the military. I also got to know of his travels doing painting work and his involvement with many civic and church activities in the South Hill Area.

    On behalf of myself and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, our deepest sympathies go out to his loving wife Mary and the members of the family.

  2. In Your Time of Sorrow

    Ms. Arrington and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Arrington’s passing. Praying God will comfort you at your time of loss and shelter you under His wing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Sincere thoughts and prayers for you, Mary Lou, family and friends!! May God always be right by your side in these rough times and days ahead! Rest In Peace, Phil! ❤️😘🙏

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South Hill, VA 23970
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