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Updated: 08/01/2014 08:00:01AM

Darrell L. Herrington Sr.

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Retired U.S. Army Maj. Darrell L. Herrington Sr., 83, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, after battling with a long illness, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte.

He was born May 22, 1931, in Kansas, Ill., to Lawrence “Boots” Herrington and Maude Tracy Herrington.

Darrell spent 22 years in the military, including two tours in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Dodge Herrington; daughters, Trace (Jeff) Amburgy of Port Charlotte, Sherry Herrington of Connecticut, adopted daughter, Maria Kazik of Connecticut, and Kelly Herrington (partner, Liz Callahan) of Port Charlotte; son, Darrell Herrington Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandson, Christopher (Aimee) Herrington of Florida; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved grand-dogs and Chihuahuas, Chloé and Danny.

A Memorial Gathering and Celebration of Life will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Roberson Funeral Homes, Port Charlotte Chapel, 2151 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial bequests in Darrell’s name are suggested to: Tidewell Hospice House of Port Charlotte, care of Tidewell Hospice Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, 3519 Drance St., Port Charlotte, FL 33980.

Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

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