John Carroll Hering

January 19, 1958October 20, 2018
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As a beloved family man of strong Christian faith, John Carroll Hering, age 60, of Coppell, Texas, suddenly passed on Saturday, October 20, 2018. John was born January 19, 1958 in El Paso, TX as the first sibling of five children. He graduated from Coronado High School in Lubbock, TX and was an accomplished scholar receiving four degrees including a Bachelor’s Degree, Applied Music (Trombone) 1980 and a Bachelor’s Degree, Music Education 1980, both from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. His graduate degrees included a Master’s Degree, Music Education 1982 from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) 1996 from the University of North Texas. Hering began his early career as a music educator by teaching at Amarillo Junior High, Amarillo, Texas from 1982 through1989. He then assumed responsibilities as the Band Director for Mart Middle School and High School in Mart, Texas from 1989 through 1995. While in Mart, he also served as the Music Director for First United Methodist Church during the same period. After securing his MBA, John transitioned into the technology field and held various software development and project management roles leading to his position as Project Manager at RiverRock Systems in Dallas, Texas. More about his career may be found at John’s foremost passion was his spending quality time with his cherished wife Patience and two beloved children, Priscilla and Jacob. He relished running and completed many half marathons and a full marathon. Baseball, NFL/College Football (a long-time Dallas Cowboys fan) and Fantasy Football were his passion sports – even serving 25 years as the co-founder and commissioner for the Mart Fantasy Football League. His other interests included cycling, photography, travel, classical music and reading classic and current science fiction. John was an avid handyman around the home and the best “technology support service” a family could ever wish for. His community involvement included serving as Coach, Commissioner and board member during a seven-year tenure at the Coppell Baseball Association. Preceded in death by: Barbara Ann Hering and Carroll Henry Hering (parents), Fern Dakin and Arthur Dakin (mother’s parents), Henry John Hering and Amerina Caroline (Carrie) Hering (father’s parents). Survived by: Spouse: Patience Branscomb Hering, Daughter: Priscilla Barnes Carr and her husband Joshua Carr, Son: John Jacob Hering, Stepmother: Margaret Ann Hering, Brother: David Allen Hering, Brother: James Arthur Hering and his wife Marcy, Sister: Ann Dominique Shu and husband Theo, Sister: Nancy Kay Whitworth and husband Jason, Brother: Mark Wayne Hering and wife Kay, Brother: Leonard Haley, And numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the following charitable organizations in John’s name: Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure - Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra - Coppell Baseball Association - Details for services may be found at:


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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Meme Collins-Tabuena

November 5, 2018

John will continue to be sorely missed. I know he was the backbone to your family and that backbone extended to the community. He helped raise our son through baseball, and by being at every North band competition and performance. He’s always in our hearts.

Cheryl Osborn

October 24, 2018

To the extended Hering family,

I had the pleasure and privilege to work with John for nearly 12 years. He was a kind and sincere man with a big heart. He will be missed! Please take comfort knowing he is with his Father now.

In Him,
Cheryl Osborn

Douglas Allan

October 24, 2018

Dear Patience, Priscilla, and Jacob,
We are sending our sincerest sympathies to all of you. Even though we didn’t know John, you can clearly see through the posted pictures how much of a family man he was and how much love you all have for each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love to all,
Douglas and Susan Allan

Melinda Hipp

October 23, 2018

John was a pledge brother of my husband, Lee and a fellow brass player. He was the kindest man and always seemed to love life. Even though we did not keep up, his photo now looks just like him then. We both wish the family great memories of his 60 years and hope you can find peace in this hard time. Keep strong and know you have many, many friends thinking about you.

All our sympathy,
Melinda and Lee Hipp

Jane Brideau

October 23, 2018

Patience, Priscilla, and Jacob,
We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. We pray that God will ease your sorrow and grant you a peace that passes all understanding.
Jane and Charlie Brideau

John Valentine

October 23, 2018

Dear Hering Family,

John was a blessing to all he met. His genuine concern for others was consistant and continuous.

Specifically, as John volunteered his time to the Coppell Baseball Assoiciation, he touched hundreds boys and their families with his love for baseball.

From when the boys were 5-years old through their Senior year in high school, John was a constant that all our boys and families relied upon. He did so with no hesitance and obvious love.

We are better for having John in our lives. God bless John, Patience , Pricilla, Jacob and the rest of the Hering family.

Melissa Anderson Kling

October 22, 2018

To the Hering Family,
We are all so lucky to have known John. What a kind and loving man he was. I so appreciate the time he spent teaching Blake baseball growing up. I loved sitting along side of him as we cheered our boys on in sports. Everytime I would see him, he made sure to say hello. John will be missed. I pray for comfort to each of you in your time of sorrow.

Lyn Thomas

October 21, 2018

Patience , Jacob and Priscilla,
I know John will truly be missed! I will always remember how much he loved you all and showed up for every event with his camera in tow, ready to get action shots of his boy.
May God comfort you during your time of loss but give you peace that he has his wings.