1943 AJ 2014

AJ Arrington

January 5, 1943 — May 26, 2014

North Pekin- AJ Arrington, 71, of North Pekin, IL passed away at 12:44 pm on May 26, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.
He was born on January 5, 1943 in Headland, AL a son of Asbury and Fairy Bell Littlefield Arrington. He married Gloria Brown on September 9, 1973 in Peoria, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mike (Kathy) Arrington of Mobile, AL; Edward Arrington of Mobile, AL; three daughters, Terri Balzli of Mobile, AL; Deanna (Chris) Darm of Marquette Heights, IL; Kelly Arrington of Marquette Heights, IL; seven grandchildren, Austin, Bailey, Todd, Jared, Stephenie, Thad, and John; a great niece Melissa Brown of El Paso, IL and a "grand dog" Scooter.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
AJ was employed with Caterpillar, Inc. He retired October 1, 1996 from the KK Plant in East Peoria.
He was a member of the Frank N. Nicol Masonic Lodge #1170 AF and AM in Creve Coeur past Worshipful Master and the Peoria Consistory.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Preston Hanley Funeral Home Creve Coeur Chapel. Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Thursday at the Preston Hanley Funeral Home Creve Coeur Chapel. Masonic services will be held at 7:00 pm in the chapel after the visitation. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, IL. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is assisting the family with their arrangements.
The most important things in life to AJ were his family and friends. He will be dearly missed.
Memorials may be directed to the Melissa Brown Activity Fund.
Online condolences may be directed to his family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.

Visitation

MAY 29. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Preston Hanley Funeral Home Creve Coeur Chapel
405 Rusche St.
Creve Coeur, IL 61610

Service

MAY 30. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Preston Hanley Funeral Home Creve Coeur Chapel
405 Rusche St.
Creve Coeur, IL 61610

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