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Kirby “Bugs” Ernest
1928 - 2014

Kirby “Bugs” Ernest Arrington, 85, of Wichita Falls, passed away at his home on Monday, July 7.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Stubblefield officiating. Interment was held at Crestview Memorial Park.

A son of the late Gladys (Richardson) and Kirby Arrington, Sr., Kirby was born on July 18, 1928, in Burkburnett. He and Janie Wade were married Aug. 31, 1946, in Henrietta. He worked as a machinist at Wilson Manufacturing for more than 37 years prior to his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Frances Shelly; brothers, Willard Arrington and Butch Arrington; grandson, Robert Jackson; and great-grandson, Ashton Arrington.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Arrington; children, Barbara Jackson of Arlington, Glenn Arrington of Venus, Gary Lee Arrington of Iowa Park, Janice Harper of Wichita Falls and Larry Arrington of Grand Prairie; and numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

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