David Eugene Herrington of Fairfax, VA was born in 1946 in Little Rock, AR and passed away January 9, 2021.\n\nDavid graduated from North Little Rock High School and attended the University of Arkansas for his undergraduate degree and MBA. He served in the US Army at Fort Hood, TX from 1969 to 1971. Following graduate school, he and his wife, Vicki Gunn Herrington, moved to Wiesbaden, Germany where he worked for the University of Arkansas graduate program. He then moved to Fairfax, VA, where he lived with his family for the remainder of his life. He worked for the National Training Fund which provided both training and curriculum for sheet metal apprentices throughout the United States. He then owned a construction business and worked as a consultant. David was on the board of his homeowner's association for many years. Always a teacher at heart, he not only worked as an educator in his profession, but taught Sunday School at his church (Fairfax Circle Baptist Church and later Parkwood Baptist Church).\n\nDavid loved to plan vacations for both family and friends. He was a wise and caring man, saw few problems that could not be solved, and believed in leaving things better than he found them. He was generous and a "brother" to many. His larger than life personality brought joy to all those who knew and loved him.\n\nAbove all, David found joy in his family. The Virginia Herringtons cherished spring break and summer trips to the OBX, a tradition for 40 years. His grandchildren (Cara and Conner Patrick, Leo and Sheppard Diedrich) loved their Poppy and the outings and adventures he planned. David loved the Virginia Tech Hokies, where both of his daughters attended college. Many Saturdays were spent grilling on the deck and watching the Hokies play ball. His daughters and sons-in-law (Holly and David Patrick, Heidi and Kasey Diedrich) loved those unexpected packages that appeared on their stoop, filled with things they didn't know they needed, but made life a little better and a little easier. His wife of 51 years, Vicki, will miss her most ardent cheerleader and his unconditional love. David is also survived by two sisters, Janet Brown (Bobby) of Perryville, AR; Kathy Gates of North Little Rock, AR.\n\nHis life was a testament to the best in all of us. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.\n\n\nThe family thanks the Capital Caring Adler Center for the kindness and support provided to David.\n\n\nDonations in David's memory can be made to https://britepaths.org/.