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Arthur Earl HERRON Jr.

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HERRON, Jr, Arthur Earl65, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at his home in Tempe, AZ. He is survived by Sally Selaya, their two boys; Roland (Lorena) Selaya and Tyler (Brittany) Herron; two granddaughters, Carolena and Charlotte Herron; and two brothers Terry and Mark Herron. Born in Quincy, Illinois, Dec 29, 1947 to Arthur Earl Sr. and Dorothy Ann Herron. In 1963, the family moved to Arizona where he graduated from Tempe High in 1966. A USAF Vietnam War Veteran, he served with 352nd TFS at PhanRang, AB Vietnam and 381st MMS at RAF Woodbridge, England. On his return, Sally and Artie met, married, and moved to Cat Island, Bahamas to run a small resort, dive in the sparkling Caribbean waters, and spearfish tasty groupers. Artie was general manager and operated University Body Shop in Tempe with his Dad and brothers, then, was Materials Engineering Technician at Allied Signal Aerospace; manager at Basic Metals Industries, and most recently Engineering Technician at Refrac Systems. In his younger years, Artie desert raced motorcycles with Arizona Desert Racing Association. Throughout his life, he enjoyed camping with family, hiking, motorcycles, rebuilding old cars, and sharing stories with friends and family. Artie will be greatly missed. A Celebration of his Life Service, featuring several of his classic car restorations will be held 4:00pm, Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282. He has requested donations be made to the on his behalf. Please visit to leave his family online condolence messages.Sign the Guest Book
Arthur Earl Herron
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Carr-Tenney Mortuary
2621 South Rural Road | Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 967-2104
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