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David Lee Herbert age 81 of Longview, TX went to be with God February 11, 2013.
He was born on June 30, 1931 in Benkelman, NB to David Louis and Esther Laura Herbert.
In 1948 David enlisted into the United States Marine Corps where for the next four years he honorably served our country. During that time he served overseas in Korea during the Korean War.
On December 1, 1973 at the Archdiocese of San Antonio David was ordained a Deacon. He went on and studied Theology and received his Master of Theology degree from St. Mary's University in 2000
David is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Harriet Herbert, two daughters, Teri Gonzalez and Diane Buckelew, three grandchildren, Hailey, Sophie, and Jake Buckelew, sisters, Caroline Sue Stuckey and her husband Graham and Madeline Peyton.
David's parents and brother, Donald Herbert all precede him in passing.
The Recitation of the Rosary will take place at St Mary's Catholic Church in Longview Friday, February 15, 2013 starting at 9:30 am following will be his Mass of Christian Burial starting at 10 am at the church. Interment will follow at Rosewood Park Cemetery in Longview.
The family would like to thank the people of Holy Name Catholic Church in San Antonio where he ministered for 28 years, for their love and prayers, and Beacon Hospice for their wonderful care and kindness.
In lieu of flowers suggested memorials may be made to St. Mary's University Scholarship Fund or Beacon Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of Rader Funeral Home in Longview.
Rader Funeral Home
1617 Judson Road Longview, TX 75601
Published in Express-News on Feb. 14, 2013