Ronald

Ronald Neil Arrington

December 2, 2021

On Thursday, December 2, 2021, Neil Arrington, loving husband, beloved father and grandfather, and loyal friend, passed away at age 73.

Neil was born in Thomson, GA to Earl and Maudie Arrington.  He married his high school sweetheart, Anne Johnson Arrington, and had two children, Amy and Matthew. 

He graduated from Thomson High School in 1966.  In service to his country, he became a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.  Neil received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia in 1971.  Upon graduation, Neil accepted a position with Deering Milliken Textiles in Robbins, NC.  Soon thereafter, he joined Burroughs Business Machines, Forms Division, as a salesman in Greenville, NC.  Neil eventually formed and managed his own company, Business Forms South, for over 30 years.  In 2007, he sold his company to South Data, Mt. Airy, NC and became a Senior Account Executive.  He retired in 2014.

Neil was always active in his church, especially the choir.  He loved his ministry of singing baritone in his gospel quartet, New Wine.  He was active in National Business Forms Association, Jaycees, and managing Alamance Little League baseball.  He was an avid runner, running the Asheboro Fall Festival 5K over 20 years.  He enjoyed surf fishing, boating, water skiing, snow skiing, and especially riding his motorcycle all over the USA with his good friends.

Neil was preceded in death by his father, Earl, his mother, Maudie, and his sister Diane.  He is survived by his wife, Anne; daughter, Amy Denton (Brad) of Belmont, NC; son, Matthew Arrington (Anna) of Marietta, GA; granddaughters, Brooke, Emma, and Avery Denton of Belmont and Peyton and Tyler Arrington of Marietta; sister Judy Butts (Doug) of Gibson, GA; and brother, Rodney Arrington (Beth) of Thomson, GA.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 1:00-1:45 at Cross Road Baptist Church, 1566 Old Cox Road, Asheboro, NC.  A memorial service celebrating Neil’s life will follow at 2:00pm.  Memorials may be made to Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, 2101 Sardis Rd North, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28227 or Cross Road Retirement Community, Memory Care Unit, 1302 Old Cox Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205.

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Visitation

Saturday, December 11, 2021

1:00 - 1:45pm

Cross Road Baptist Church

1566 Old Cox Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Starts at 2:00pm

Cross Road Baptist Church

1566 Old Cox Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

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