Gary Stanley Herrington, son of the late Norman (Noug) and Louise Dennis Herrington, departed this life on June 20, 2021. He was born on January 1, 1955 in Sumter County. Affectionately known by family and friends as “Stan”, he was a man with a kind heart. He would always go out of his way to help he could. Stan was a jokester with a sense of humor like no other. Stan accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Rembert during his early years. He was recently a member of Grace Cathedral of Sumter. Stan was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and a graduate of Hillcrest High School. After graduation, he served in the United State Army. He was then employed for years at E L Dupont of Camden, Kaydon, Hatfield Heating & Air of Sumter. He leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife of 44 years, Dianne W. Herrington of Sumter; two loving daughters, Adrian S. Herrington of Charlotte, N. C. and Kimberly S. Herrington of Sumter; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Alberta (Leon) McDow and Malette Dupree; a loving mother-in-law, Lillian S. Reynolds; two nephews, Keyon (Desiree) Stuckey and Tyrell Tindal; two nieces, Deon (Zack) Atkinson and Daesha Dupree; one aunt, Willie Mae Martin, and one uncle, Leroy Dennis, both of Rembert; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. In accordance with COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 425 South Harvin Street, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Friday, June 25, 2021 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Burdell V. Hill, officiating. The procession will leave from the home at 1:20 p. m. Burial will be 11:00 A. M., Monday, June 28, 2021, in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia.
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