In Memory

Willard Ray Herrington (Ovalo Eagles) - Class Of 1946

Willard Ray Herrington

April 3, 1928 - September 12, 2009

Willard Ray Herrington, 81, loving and beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed into the Lords arms on Saturday, September 12, 2009 in Abilene. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on Monday, September 14th at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South. Graveside service will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 15th in the Elmwood Memorial Park, Garden of Prayer with a celebration memorial service to follow at Caps Baptist Church at 10:30 AM.

Willard was born on April 3, 1928 in Ovalo, Texas where he spent his childhood. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was Manager for American Optical in Abilene, San Antonio and Lubbock. From 1981-1996, Willard and his wife, Wanda, owned and operated Herrington Optical in Abilene. At the time of his death, Willard was working part time at Texas Midwest Optical in Abilene.

Willard married Wanda Raye Ford on April 1, 1949. He served as deacon at Caps Baptist Church. He enjoyed life and enjoyed helping others enjoy life.

His son, Ronald Ray Herrington, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Herrington, a brother, Leaman Herrington and sisters, Lottie Bates and Billie Lusk preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda; a son, A. Russell Herrington and wife, Rhonda; grandsons, Rex A. Herrington and Lee D. Herrington and wife, Lisa; sisters, Polly Williams and twin sister, Wilma Black and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

 

Visitation


Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Monday, September 14, 2009
6:30 7:30 PM

Service


Graveside Service

Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
10:00 AM

Memorial Service

Caps Baptist Church
6610 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
10:30 AM

Cemetery


Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606