Claude James Arrington, 80, of Rockford, departed this world at his home surrounded by his family on October 1, 2012. Born June 16, 1932 in Asheville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Ernest and Ethel (Collins) Arrington. He married Ann Mandris on Feb. 6, 1954.
A United State Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, Claude was formerly employed at Rockford Drop Forge.
Claude leaves behind his children, Dennis Claude (Gayle) Arrington, Tom Arrington, Patti (Roger) Flood, Doug Arrington; 7 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Arrington and his grandson, Travis Arrington
Funeral services Sat, October 6, 2012 at Advantage Funeral Home, 7000 W. State Street, Rockford. Visitation, 11 a.m. till time of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Wendell Maynard will be officiating. Interment in Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.advantagerockford.com.