R.D. Harrington, age 98, died Feb. 25. He served as senior pastor of five churches in Arkansas during his ministry of seventy-two years including Philadelphia Baptist Church in Jonesboro and East End Baptist Church in Hensley, among others.
Following his official retirement he served for fifteen years as interim pastor of North Point Baptist Church in Roland and as Chaplain at Parkway Health Center in Little Rock.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Willie Mae ‘Honey’ Harrington, three daughters and a son. His son, Russell (Russ) Harrington Jr., retired July 1 as Baptist Health’s president and CEO.
Other survivors include eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, a sister, age 100, and a brother, age 102.
A memorial service was held Feb. 28 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock.