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Jerald Ray "Tot" Herrin

November 22, 1936 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 80)
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Jerald Ray “Tot” Herrin, 80, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Harbor Hospice, in Beaumont, Texas.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Dorman Funeral Home; Brother John Fortenberry of Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville, Texas, officiating.  Rite of Committal and interment will follow the funeral service at 12:00 PM, at Sam Herrin Cemetery, in Bleakwood, Texas.

On Sunday, November 22, 1936, Tot was born to Elmira and Joseph Herrin, in Newton, Texas.  In December 1960, Tot enlisted into the United States Army and served bravely for his country in Trp L 3d Recon Sqd 11th Arm Cav as an Infantryman.  Tot, Sgt E-5, received an honorable discharge, in December 1966, and returned home.  He remained in the Newton county area until the opportunity to work for Orange Ship Building brought him to Orange, Texas.  Tot was an extremely hard working man, who worked for many years as a Pipefitter and later retired in 2002, at the age of 65.  Together, Tot and his loving wife, Vernice, raised their two beautiful children in Orange, Texas.  In addition to his hard work ethic, Tot‘s military stuck with him.  He was known for always being neat and organized, disciplined, and for his ability to always be on time.  At home, Tot enjoyed spending time outside, working in his yard and listening to good country music.  Tot was a father, brother, grandfather, and friend, who will be missed by all who knew him.


Preceding Tot in death are his wife, Vernice Herrin, and his parents, Joseph and Elmira Herrin.


Tot’s memory will be cherished most by his son, Luke Herrin and his wife, Robin, of Orange, Texas; daughter, Tonja McCarver, of Orange, Texas; brother, Milton Herrin and his wife, Glenda; sisters, Norma Hubbard and her husband, Chuck, and Rose Bailey, and her husband, Don; grandchildren, Dakota Carpenter and Malori Herrin; and numerous members of  extended family and friends.


Those who will be honoring Tot as Pallbearers are Bobby Smith, Dallas Smith, Shon Craig, Doug Craig, Blake Cormier, Frank Ellis, Jr., and Damon Taylor.



 Service Information

Funeral Service
September 9, 2017

10:00 AM
Dorman Funeral Home
8808 Hwy 87 North
Orange, Texas 77632

September 9, 2017

12:00 PM
Sam Herrin Cemetery
Left on 363 off of Hwy 87
Bleakwood, TX 75956

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