Orval Kenith Herrington, 92, passed away October 30, 2019, at Mennonite Friendship Communities. He was born October 14, 1927, in Houston, Texas, to Oscar and Ruby (Purcell) Herrington. He graduated from Hutchinson High School and attended Salt City Business College. Orval joined the Army and served in Korea.
Orval married Joyce Cannon in 1949. They were married 53 years before her death in 2002. In 2005, he married Gail Killinger.
Orval and his parents owned Herrington & Son’s Service Station, on the corner of Avenue F and Main, for many years. He later retired from Detroiter Mobile Homes, and worked for Spitler’s Service and Dale’s Northgate. Orval coached women’s softball for over 25 years, coached Little League, and had been an avid bowler. He was a member of the V.F.W. Bob Campbell Post #1361 and Loyal Order of Moose #982. Orval enjoyed dancing, fishing, hunting, and playing cards. He was extremely proud of his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Orval is survived by: his wife, Gail of the home; son, David Herrington (Becky); daughters, Charlotte Powell (Dave), all of Hutchinson, Bev Hinson (Steve Davidson) of Inman; stepdaughter, Mona Schaefer (George) of Lincoln; grandchildren, Brandi and Jordan Powell, Bob Hinson III, Staci, Derek and Travis Herrington; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren, with one on the way; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Orval was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Joyce; an infant son, Kenneth; sister, Dale Carlson; and son-in-law Bob Hinson, Jr.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Bob Phipps presiding. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Elliott Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to the Orval Herrington Memorial Fund, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.