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Herring, Edwin D.

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January 13, 1922 - January 8, 2014

Herring, Edwin D.

Edwin David Herring died on January 8, 2014.  He was born in Colfax, LA, on January 13, 1922, to David and Collie Herring.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Lilia R. Herring.  He is survived by daughters Josie Sullivan and husband Bob, Emogene Hanvey and husband James; grandchildren Brooke Cain and husband Matt, Blake Sullivan, Lindsay Liles; great-grandson Matthew Robert Cain. 

He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Ed was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army, 712th Tank Battalion. He fought in Normandy, Ardennes, and Rhineland, and received the following decorations:  American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars; and Bronze Star Medal.  He achieved the rank of Sergeant Major.  After an honorable discharge, Ed continued his service to the US government by joining the US Customs Service.  His career spanned 40 years beginning as an inspector and retiring as a Port Director.  His assignments included Laredo, San Antonio, Del Rio, and Hidalgo. 

Upon retiring Ed and Lilia traveled thousands of miles in their motor home enjoying the natural wonders of our country’s national parks.  Ed spent the last six years of his life making friends and participating in a variety of activities at the Wellington Retirement Community in Richardson, TX.

  A memorial service will be Friday, January 24, 2014, 10:30 am, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, 2800 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX 75212 www.dallasareahabitat.org

Arrangements are under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

 

 

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Matilda Louree

January 17, 2014 12:38PM

Emma, you look like both your parents. I know you will miss him very very much,and I know he was very proud of you and your accomplishments.


Beverly Stibbens

January 17, 2014 9:59AM

Emma-you are in our prayers during this difficult time. Hold tight to the great memories you have with your dad.


Nancy Murphy

January 09, 2014 10:59AM

It was a pleasure knowing Ed. He was always optimistic and upbeat. In his later years he worked diligently to stay fit - I remember his daily walks to stay in shape.