OBITUARY

Donald Ray Herring

November 10, 1935February 11, 2013

Donald Ray Herring died February 11, 2013, at his home. Don was born November 10, 1935 in Paris, Texas to Pete and Pauline (Shockley) Herring. While attending Southeast High School he married his high school sweetheart, Frances Jean Fergason, on December 11, 1955, at Lambuth United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Fran, of the home, his daughter Cindy Cole and husband Rick of OKC, his son Randy Herring and wife Becky of Lawton, and son Rick Herring and wife Carla of Midwest City. He is also survived by his grandchildren Richard Paulk and wife Brenda of Moore, Randon Paulk of OKC, Brian Herring of Lawton, Amy Herring of Lawton, Rikki Herring of Midwest City, Austin Cole and Molly Musgrove of OKC, Adam Cole and wife Brittany of OKC and great-grandchildren Trey Paulk of Moore, April Lopez of Moore and Harper Cole of OKC. He was a member of the US Marine Corps Reserves and proudly served in the US Air Force for 24 years, retiring in 1979 as a Master Sergeant. During his USAF career he flew 350 missions over Viet Nam and received the Viet Nam Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1971. His other medals include the Air Force Good Conduct Medal w/5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Achievement Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Longevity Service Award w/6 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal w/5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, and was the recipient of the Saunders Trophy for Outstanding Air Refueling Unit. He worked for the US Postal Service as a Rural Carrier for 13 years retiring in 1998, but remained active in the union. Don re-built and flew a 2-seater Piper-Cub airplane, and also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. He loved fishing, woodworking and was a devout Dallas Cowboys fan. He was an avid bowler until his health deteriorated. His family was the most important thing to him and he loved them all. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Don’s name to Lambuth United Methodist Church, 3823 S Shields, OKC, OK 73129. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel, Del City, OK.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 14, 2013
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franie jean

February 12, 2014

good-bye my love
this will be our last conversation Know that I have loved you all my life. I'll see you soon.

Frannie Jean

February 11, 2014

My Love
One year ago today you left me. I still hurt, but I'm so happy that you are no longer in pain. I'll be lovin' you...Till Then

Cindy Cole

February 7, 2014

Daddy, you are in my heart everyday. I know you are watching over Mom and we are trying to take care of her as well as you did. She misses you and looks forward to the day when she is with you again. We will take care of her until you can. Cindy

franiejean

July 19, 2013

Till I see you again, I'll be loving you.

Franine jean

July 1, 2013

you took my heart with you on Feb 11.....
Till then

Johnie Beth Caraway-Matthews

February 26, 2013

So sorry to hear about your transition, but we will meet again in the "Bye and Bye".

February 16, 2013

Don was our mailman for years and became a friend, along with his wife Fran.
We did not see each other often, due to separate activities, but held him in high esteem. We shall miss his very presence. Our love to the family as they go through this sorrow. Love, Ottis and Myrtle Dimick

DICK HERMANS

February 16, 2013

IT IS WITH OUR DEEPEST SORROW TO DON`S FAMILLY THAT WE OF THE IFR BOOM ASSOC. ACKNOWLEDGE THE PASSING OF YET ANOTHER COMRADE IN ARMS.DON WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.
DICK HERMANS PRES,IFR BOOM ASSOC.

Robert and Gwen Wilson

February 15, 2013

We have very fond memories of Don even though I (Robert) have only met him a couple of times. Gwen has shared stories of her memories growing as friends with Cindy and the family. God Bless you all and comfort you at this time. Don - we pray you rest in peace!

Stan-- Linda Jeary

February 14, 2013

With our love and friendship at this time of loss-as you walk with
JESUS hand in hand ---May your heart be filled with many special memories---
Stan and Linda Jeary