James Robert Herington

Birth: November 23rd, 1931
Death: August 22nd, 2009
Age: 77 years

HERINGTON, James Robert - Of Davison, age 77, died Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 2pm Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 6100 Richfield Road, Reverend Harold K. Polk, Jr. officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society or Calvary Presbyterian Church Visitation 3pm-8pm Monday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. James was born in Decatur, IL on December 23, 1931 and was a resident of the Flint area and Davison most of his life. He married Betty Wilson on October 17, 1953. He was a 1949 graduate of Flint Central High School.  James served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon, elder and also as a custodian for 6 years. James was employed by Consumers Energy as an assistant personnel manager for 25 years, retiring in 1980. Surviving are wife, Betty; daughter, Kimberly (Robert) Margherio of Missouri; 2 grandchildren, Nicholas (Kristi) Margherio of Missouri, Jennifer (Alex) Williams of Minnesota; great-granddaughter, Reese Nichole Margherio; mother, Bertha Herington of Frankenmuth; sister, Ruth (Don) Bukowski of Standish; 2 brothers-in-law, John Wilson and Margaret Gurisak of Flint, William and wife Marilyn Wilson of Flint; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Thornton, parents-in-law, John and Alice Wilson. James wished to express a very special thank you to his friend, Richard Winters, for always being there when he needed his help. Your condolences may be shared with the family at swartzfuneralhomeinc.com

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