HR534: Celebrating the life of Herman Augustus Arrington.


Offered February 18, 2021
Celebrating the life of Herman Augustus Arrington.

Patrons-- Convirs-Fowler, Adams, D.M., Carr, Cole, J.G., Delaney, Heretick, Herring, Hope, Keam, Rasoul, Reid and Simonds

WHEREAS, Herman Augustus Arrington, an honorable veteran and beloved member of the Norfolk community, died on January 31, 2021; and

WHEREAS, born and raised in Nash County, North Carolina, Herman Arrington served his country with courage and valor as a member of the United States Army during World War II; and

WHEREAS, returning to Nash County after concluding his military service, Herman Arrington worked tirelessly as a farmer alongside his father before marrying his wife, Florence, and relocating to Norfolk; and

WHEREAS, Herman Arrington gave Standard Iron and Steel Company, Inc., more than 40 years of dedicated service as a truck driver before retiring to care for his ailing wife; and

WHEREAS, in his later years, Herman Arrington contributed to the water technology company Xylem, Inc., as a helper until retiring again in 2014, when he moved to live with his daughter, Sonja, in Virginia Beach; and

WHEREAS, Herman Arrington was an avid fisherman and could often be found casting lines on the piers of Virginia Beach and Norfolk; and

WHEREAS, guided throughout his life by his deep and abiding faith, Herman Arrington enjoyed worship and fellowship with his community at Bethel Baptist Church in Norfolk, where he was a devoted member for many years; and

WHEREAS, preceded in death by his loving wife, Florence, Herman Arrington will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his daughter, Sonja, and by numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Herman Augustus Arrington, a cherished member of the Norfolk community whose unwavering kindness and generosity touched countless lives; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Herman Augustus Arrington as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.