In Memoriam––Dale Hampton Sherrin
HEATH SPRINGS, S.C.––Dale Hampton Sherrin, Sr., 63, former president of South Carolina Conference UM Men, passed away peacefully on May 7 at his home.
Dale was a member of Hopewell UMC for more than 30 years where he served in many capacities. He was lay leader, youth leader, and a member of the UM Men. He was a former president of the UM Men of Hopewell, the Rock Hill District, and the annual conference.
Dale also served as a certified lay speaker and a certified lay speaker instructor for conference.
Herman Lightsey, president-elect of the National Association of Conference Presidents, succeeded Dale as president of South Carolina Annual Conference.
“I met Dale in the 90s,” says Herman. “We did a one day training called ‘Reaching Every Man,’ which was a mini version of ‘No Man Left Behind’ by Patrick Morley, president of ‘Man in the Mirror’. This is where we bonded and became life-long Christian brothers and friends. He always had a smile and a line of ‘Christian bull’ going. Dale we love you. God bless and love to Sally and family.”
Dale is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sally Putman Sherrin; his daughter, Sally Renee Sherrin Rainey (Willis) of Macon, GA; his son, Dale Hampton Sherrin, Jr. (Sherilyn) of Camden, SC; his grandson, Dale Hampton Sherrin, III “Tripp”; a brother, Kent Sherrin (Kathy) of Lincolnton, NC; and many other extended family members. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold William Sherrin; and two sisters, Karen Sherrin Medlin, and Rita Sherrin Sumner.