The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


October 2, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, October 3, 2013

David L. Arritt

David L. Arritt, 70, died at his home in Fayetteville on Sept. 29, 2013. The date of his death was the 37th anniversary of the death of his father, the late Fletcher Arritt Sr.

He was the son of the late Fletcher M. and Sara B. Arritt.

David was a graduate of Fayetteville High School, Marshall University and the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He played football at Marshall (1962-65) and received All Mid-American Conference football honors and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68 as a Sergeant E-5 (Military Police, Korea).

David taught and coached at Wahama High School and taught at Ansted and Midland Trail High School.

He worked in the coal mines and was an instructor for West Virginia University College of Mineral and Energy Resources.

He served as the assistant director for Fayette Plateau Vocational-Technical Center and as principal at Rosedale and Fayetteville Elementary schools.

David served on the Fayette County School Board for over 21 years, making him the longest serving member in its long history.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Surviving: his wife, Maria Williamson Arritt; Commander David L. Arritt Jr., USCG, of Martinsburg; Lieutenant Commander William, USCG, and Mindee Arritt of San Diego, Calif.; Robert and Rochelle Arritt and Elisabeth, Abigail, and Anna Leigh of Knoxville, Tenn.; Jeff and Sarah Stover and Isabelle of Lynchburg, Va.; Frank and Megan Arritt of Fork Union, Va.; and his brothers, Fletcher M. Arritt Jr. of Fork Union, Va., and John B. Arritt of Fayetteville.

A private funeral service was held for family members at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. A public viewing was held at the funeral home Oct. 1.

Please send donations in memory of David L. Arritt to Fork Union Military Academy Developmental Office, PO Box 278, Fork Union, VA 23055, or to the church or organization of your choice.

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Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

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