Emory Dale Arrington
Aug 24, 1948 – Aug 10, 2014
Emory “DALE” Arrington, 65, of Manakin Sabot, went to Heaven on August 10, 2014 after fighting a courageous battle against cancer.Born in Glen Jean, WV, on August 24, 1948 to Nolan and June Arrington, Dale spent most of the last 25 years in Virginia doing what he loved, building houses with his beloved wife of 23 years, Deborah (Deb’s Construction). He is also survived by his loving daughter, Andrea Fields and her husband, Joey, his step-son, Shay White and his wife, Lindsey. He is preceded in death by his son, Alex.Papa leaves behind grandchildren: Amanda Fields; Hannah and Kendall Arrington; Adriana Wirsch and Abrielle White; and great grand-children: Zoie Lemons and Xela Fields. He also leaves behind his sister, Loretta and her husband Ira Akers, a brother, Nolan, and several nieces and nephews.Dale Arrington: A life well led.A Memorial Service will be held on September 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Life Assembly Church on Cardwell Rd., Crozier, VA. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Bon Secours Hospice: https://www.bsvaf.org/supporthospice
Gonna miss you buddy
I remember so long ago when I first met Dale. I was about 4 years old. He was taking my place with Alexis and I didn`t like it. LOL!! He told me I couldn`t go with them to the soda shop. I kicked him in the shins!! Even though I kicked him in the shins, Dale always meant a lot to me. My heart broke when I heard the news of his cancer diagnosis. I wasn`t surprised when he said, ope not me. I`m not taking that poison. I`m going to live my life fully aware of what I`m doing and doing what I can until I can`t.” That was the Dale I always knew. He lived his life on his terms for as long as I can remember. I`m so sorry for your loss Deb Andrea and Shay. His suffering (whether in silence or not) is over and he is now with “Little” Alex again having a fantastic reunion 🙂 My love and prayers are with you all.”
I`ve heard it said that when you lose someone you love, you gain an angel that you know. We are keeping you in our hearts and prayers during this time. Love to you all.
Dale was a blunt, hard working, no nonsense type of guy. He could do just about anything – build a house, tell a good story, and fish. We were friends, and I will miss him. God, you have a good servant in the house. Put him to work building your kingdom.(Isaiah 40:31)
The death of a loved one, as hard as it is, does not mean the death of the love. The love you had for him, and his for you, lives on within you. Carry it with you as a treasure. Allow it to make you smile. Think of him, dream of him, & continue to love him, knowing you`ll be together again. Much love, Wanda.
Andrea and family, I`m so deeply sorry for your loss. While it`s hard to comprehend, please always remember your memories. Our lives here on Earth is just a hoop we have to jump until we all meet our loved ones in Heaven for eternity. Until then, smile when you think of him, seek peace in your heart to know he`s no longer in pain and has God`s hands on his shoulder, and he is looking down on you smiling at what an amazing daughter he raised & the family you have made. Always keep this in mind: How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”We love you and if you need anything please let us know. ??
Dale was the best neighbor we`ve ever had. We loved to visit with him across the yard on warm sunny days. He shared his stories with us, he shared his home and family with us. We will always remember his warmness, kindness, and all the advice he gave us when doing home projects. Deb, you`re in our thoughts and prayers. Love Linda & Terry
Dahlee, Sometimes I cry so hard it feels like my heart will break. I adore you. Please come back. I miss you SO VERY MUCH, Love, Me
As pure energy is never lost, and Dale was energy, as evident by all he did and knew him, so his energy has only been transformed for/into yet another project that awaited him. He will take that up and do unto it, like he has so often, with love and determination. Such a wonderful being to behold and be friends with. Thank you Dale for sharing your love and energy with us.
I only met Dale a couple of years ago…but, within minutes it felt like he was a lifelong friend. He opened his arms and his house to a couple of friend`s of Deb`s that he had never met. That same weekend we made him our YaYa brother”. He was there for us and comforted us through some tough times. Dale always made us feel welcome. We instantly knew what a great honest and loving man he was. Deb I am so happy to know that he made sure you had a place of your own that he felt you would be safe in…I know he had to complete that dream for you. I will sorely miss Dale but will never forget him…his love for you his friendship and his always looking at the good. God has taken him away from us for some very special reason! I am so glad that he was a part of my life! “Serplize” my friend…until we meet again!!! Love and hugs to the family. Stay strong…he will be watching over you!! Denise”
Dale was a great man and will not be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy.
Dear Deb, Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Both of you made me and my family feel like kin” immediately! Dale was such a friendly down-to-earth intelligent good-hearted and enthusiastic man. Knowing he is no longer in Va.when I visit my parents leaves a hole in my heart. I will be forever grateful we got to visit with him on the fourth. If there is anything we `Fellow Appalachian cousins” can do for you PLEASE do not hesitate to let us know. A quote that makes me think of you and Dale is “Every good woman deserves a good man that will remain loyal faithful honest and fully committed to her forever.” Dale possessed ALL of those qualities and I know he is waiting to enjoy forever with you someday.”