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James J. 'Cherri' Cherrington

James J. "Cherri" Cherrington

Jul 3, 1951 - Mar 7, 2014
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James “Cherri” Cherrington, 62 of Riverton died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 7, 2014. A memorial service with a memorial ride will be held this June 2014 at Wind River Canyon.

James John Cherrington was born in Denver, CO on July 3, 1951 to Charles and Dolores (Adams) Cherrington. He grew up in Denver, CO graduating from North High School in 1969. He was drafted into the Navy and served in the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Denver.

In 1993 he moved to Riverton and worked for Nucor as a mechanic. He worked as a mechanic for over 30 years.

His family said he was very outgoing and caring. He would do anything for those who did things right. He enjoyed motorcycles and guns, especially his 1998 Harley FXR Wide Glide 95th Anniversary Edition.

He is survived by his mother, Delores Phelan of Denver; his sons, Matthew (Christy Webber) Cherrington of Denver, CO and Tom Cherrington of Denver; his grandchildren, Peyton, Adrianna, and Adi all Denver; his brothers, Dave (Renae) Cherrington of Denver, CO, Charlie (Korrie) Cherrington of Denver, CO, and John Strohecker of Riverton, WY, and his sister, Gloria (Greg) Hebel of Denver, CO.

He was preceded in death by his step-dad, Thomas Phelan.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.