Christopher Scott Herrick, 21, of Fort Hood, TX, and formerly of Denton’s Chapel Rd. in Morganton died Sunday, June 20, 2010 in Killeen, TX as a result of an auto accident. He was born October 6, 1988 in Burke County, NC, and was a son of Angel Brown Saunders and Bradley Herrick both of Morganton. Christopher was a member of Denton’s Chapel United Methodist Church and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a US Army serviceman, and very proud to serve his country. Christopher loved his family and his church family.In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step-father, Larry Saunders, and his step-mother, Robin Herrick, both of Morganton; siblings, B.J. Herrick, Rosalie Herrick, Rainey Herrick, and Grace Saunders, all of Morganton; grandparents, Betty Herrick, Shelby Jean Fox, James and Shirley Saunders, all of Morganton, and Julius Roy Brown, II of Midland, NC; great-grandmother, Ethel Brown of Morganton; a nephew, Malakai Robinson; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.Christopher was preceded in death by grandparents, Benjamin "Buck" Herrick, and Robert and Hope Watts.Funeral services will be held at 3:30 pm, Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Denton’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Alan Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 until 3:30 pm in the church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Denton’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 5358 Denton’s Chapel Rd., Morganton, NC 28655. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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