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May 15, 2022

Ronald Gene Arritt passed away at his home on May 15, 2022 after a long and courageous health battle. He was born in 1932 to Roy and Reva Boone Arritt. He spent his entire life in Covington, Virginia. Ron had a passion for many things: his work, golf, and mostly his family. He was a lifelong member of First Christian Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher,deacon, treasurer, and an elder. In his later years he attended Highland Chapel Christain Church where his dear friend J.B Broughman served as pastor. Ron was married to Edith Arritt for 62 years. Ron served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 aboard the USS Midway as a medic. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting. He worked as an accountant at R.L. Persinger, after which he served as assistant administrator/finance at Bath County Hospital. He then moved into the role of administrator in 1984 until retirement in 1997. Ron served as a Covington City Councilman, was a board member for Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, and he was instrumental in establishing the free clinic for this area and served on the board and as treasurer. He is survived by his wife Edith; son, Steve Arritt; son, Greg Arritt (Tina), and a very special daughter, Rhonda Adams (Andy). He had seven grandchildren; April Smith (Bobby), the late Heather Arritt, Matthew Arritt, Amanda Scott (Scottie), Bryce Arritt (Carrie), Jacob Adams, and Caleb Arritt.He had five great grandchildren; Dakota, Hunter, Taylor, Chloe, and Paisley. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022, at Arritt Funeral Home with Rev. J.B. Broughman and Rev. Bill Horner officiating. Family members will hold a private graveside service. The family will receive friends before the service at Arritt Funeral Home from 10AM until service time. The family would like to thank Intrepid Hospice. If anyone would like to make a memorial donation in Mr. Arritts name be made to the Covington Rescue Squad at 435 W. Hawthorne St. Covington, VA 24426. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home. Friends wishing to sign the guestbook can do so at
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