Ernest Gene Herron

Ernest Gene Herron
July 9, 1947 - January 9, 2020

Services for Gene Herron will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Hilliard Funeral Home, with visitation starting at 12:30 p.m., and Bro. David McNary officiating. He will be laid to rest at Woodside Cemetery in Grand Saline.
Ernest Gene Herron was born July 9, 1947 in Fruitvale, Texas. He had been a resident of Van most of his life. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He worked in the oil field for over 40 years until his retirement.
Gene was a true gentle giant and dedicated Christian. He led by example, always helping those in need. His reach, and love for children, included volunteer work with Scottish Rite Hospital. He was a member of Pruitt Baptist Church, a Shriner, and Mason, belonging to the Colfax Lodge 904.
Gene passed away at the age of 72 on January 9, 2020 in Tyler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvy & Gordie Herron; siblings their spouses, Dorothy & Fred Solomon, Kelly & Beatrice Herron, Cecil Herron, and Barbara & Jim Fite; parents-in-law, Bud & Kathleen Campbell; brother-in-law, Morris Wheat; and nephew, Freddie Herron.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Beverly Herron of Van; son, Lance Herron of Van; sister, Glo Wheat of Canton; special niece and nephew, Lisa & Darrell Thompson of Canton; and many other family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Thompson, Christian Bourquin, Roger Solomon, Rusty Herron, Ronnie Herron, Mike Herron, Joe Herron, Tommy Herron, Billy Wilson, Frank Galan, and Al Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Debbie Soloman, Tina Dover and Angie Bourquin.