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George W. "Bill" Carrington

May 18, 1924 ~ February 1, 2018 (age 93)

George W. (Bill) Carrington, 93, of Rogers, AR gently took the hand of Jesus on February 1, 2018 at Circle of Life Hospice. His hand was being held by his daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter as he made his heavenly transition. He was born May 18, 1924 in Coffeyville, KS to Charles Homer and Madeline Carrington.

He was a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Economics and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. At the time of his death, he was a retired agent of Emeritus for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, a past President of Rogers Noon Rotary Club and a member of St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church in Bella Vista. His love for people was evident in the way he lived his life through his integrity, care and genuine respect for others.  

He was a veteran of World War II and served in both the European and Pacific Theaters of war.

Bill was an avid fisherman and jokester. At Bill’s request, “The Fisherman’s Prayer” will be read at his Celebration of Life. “Oh, Lord, when you catch me in Your net, may I be judged big enough to keep.” Oh Lord, we know he was the BEST catch.

Bill is survived by his wife, Helen, his college sweetheart, to whom he has been married 72 years; a daughter, Ann Dubbell and son-in-law, Paul Dubbell; and six grandchildren, Elizabeth Dubbell Beck, Eric Dubbell (Carrie), Chris Dubbell (Kristin), Beth Welborn (Sammy), Paul Carrington (Amy) , and Andrew Carrington (Angie); and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Edward Carrington. 

The family would like to thank the Innisfree Senior Living staff and the Innisfree Health and Rehab staff for loving him and treating him like family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11am. The service will be held at Fellowship Bible Church of NWA (Training Center Chapel), 1051 W. Pleasant Grove Rd in Rogers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in memory of George W. Carrington to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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