D.C. Herring FRIONA-D.C. Herring was born June 27, 1925, and Died May 1, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Margie Herring; daughter, Carolyn Carson; and husband David Lee; sons, Glen Herring and wife Mickie, and Tim Herring and wife Judy; brother, Dean Herring and wife Mary; nine grandchildren, Richie and wife Blaire, Kriste Haile and husband Neal, Jamie Herring, Jennifer Ogle and husband Stephen, Wade Carson and wife Kim, Jay Carson and wife Jenny, Terry Malone and husband Dean, Kellie Herring Neeley, Hayley Herring Gibson, and Scott Cotoia; along with 28 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Friona with family and Rev. Brett Hoyle, pastor, officiating. Arrangements by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home in Friona. He was preceded in death by his parents O.H. and Altye Herring; sister, Avis White and her husband Raymond; brothers in-law, Keith Oliver and Buster Elliott, sister in-law Evelyn Elliott Goyen, and granddaughter, Jill Herring Cotoia. D.C. Herring was born to O.H. and Altye Jones Herring in Amherst, Texas. He spent his boyhood in Amherst on the family farm developing a love of the land, hunting, and fishing that stayed with him his entire life. His stewardship and desire to make the world a better place was evident in everything he did. He met his true love, Margie Roberts, and they married in April 1944. They just celebrated 69 years of a wonderful marriage and life together. Their example of love and devotion is an inspiration to all who know them. D.C. was accepted into the Air Force in 1943 after being rejected several times because of not meeting the weight requirement. With his normal determination, he solved this problem by eating bananas and drinking milk until he weighed enough to be accepted. He served until 1945 when the war ended, and he and Margie began what would be a life of hard work, great adventure and many accomplishments. Three children were born to them, Glen, Carolyn and Tim. D.C. served in every capacity he could in his community. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Friona. He was a 12 year member and president of the Friona School Board, a chamber of commerce member and director, member of the Friona Lions Club, American Legion, Friend of the Friona Library, Parmer County Cemetery Association and served many years on the Parmer County Equalization Board. D.C. had a head for business, and owned and operated Herring Implement Company for over 40 years. He was an original owner and impetus in Bovina Feeders. As much as he loved selling farm machinery, his heart was never far from his land and cattle. His greatest legacy for his family and friends was the gift of example of hard work, integrity, generosity, great wit and service. His love of Margie, his children, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with his principles and the way he lived his life are what made D.C. the man he was...a gift to us all. You may sign the online register at www. Blackwellmullins.com
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 3, 2013