Billy Joe Herring, 81, of Arlington passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Arlington. Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Whitney with Maurice Janke officiating. Interment will follow in Whitney Memorial Park. Visitation: Before the service Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: May be made to the
. Billy Joe was born on July 22, 1932, in Whitney to Houston and Delma Gravitt Herring. He grew up in Whitney but moved to California before returning to Texas and moving to Burleson in 1980. He served in the Korean War
in the U.S. Marine Corps
. As a grader operator in road construction, he worked in both California and Texas. On Aug. 2, 2003, he married Linda Barnwell. Billy Joe was a ham radio operator and enjoyed fishing. He also restored a Model A car and enjoyed driving it in parades. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Jimmy Herring; one sister, Mildred Wall; and two brothers, Raby and Travis Herring. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Linda Barnwell; children, Mike Herring, Jim Herring, Linda Herring Janke and husband, Maurice, John Herring, and David Herring and wife, Misty; stepchildren, Wendy Barnwell and husband, Marty, and Tracey Benson and husband, Pat; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.