Samuel Hopkins Herrington passed away at home on May 29, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born on February 3, 1923 on the family farm located southeast of Anton near the town of Thurman, Colorado. He was born to Charles Leonard and Bessie L. Herrington. Sam was one of three siblings: older brother King who preceded him in death and younger sister Betty Mitchell. He married Helen C. Porter on November 12, 1950 ad they were married for 69 years. Sam and Helen raised four children Paul Herrington (deceased), Cindy Stevens, Kathy Vowell and Connie Love. He has two grandchildren: Sam and Shawn Stevens.
Sam spent many happy years working on the family farm. He graduated from Akron High School in 1939 and continued working on the farm until being called into service for World War II in September 1944 and served in the Navy until being honorably discharged in 1946. After moving to Denver in 1947 he got into the Dairy Queen business in 1950 and ran multiple stores until his retirement in 1971. He spent his retirement working on and restoring old cars including a 1926 Model T Truck and a 1935 Ford Sedan.
The family has many fond memories of big family gatherings on holidays like the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as family vacations.
There will be a visitation at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary located at 6601 South Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO on Monday, June 8th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The funeral will be held at the same location on Tuesday, June 9th at 2:00pm followed by a graveside ceremony. The honorary pallbearers are: Keith Stevens, Sam Stevens, Shawn Stevens, Brian Love, Terry Herrington and Mark Veltman.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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