John T. Herring, Jr.
John T. Herring, Jr., age 92, of the Slater community, passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Waco.
Private interment was held at Ater Cemetery and memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.
John was born on Nov. 21, 1927, in Coryell County, to the late John Thomas Herring, Sr. and Mary Etheleen Kays Herring. He grew up and went to school in the Ater community. In 1945, he was drafted into the Army during WWII and was trained as a medic. H married Wanda Ingram on Jan. 13, 1951. John was a civi service employee at Ft. Hood for over 30 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of King Baptist Church. Some o his favorite activities were hunting with coon dogs, fishing and raising greyhounds to race. He was always interested in learning new things and, in his later years, took a specia interest in instructional YouTube videos.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Herring brothers, Monroe Herring, Darrell Herring; sisters, Pauline Davis, Sibyl Brown, Alvaree Kent and Margie Pruitt.
John is survived by his wife of 69 years, Wanda Herring sons, Mike Herring, John J. Herring and wife, Barbara daughters, Marcy Pitts and husband, Tim, Pam Herring brothers, Bill Herring and wife, Kay, Jack Herring and wife Pat, Roger (Dood) Herring and wife, Sharon, Charles (Fuzz Herring and wife, Janice; one grandchild, Kori Kortis and one great-grandchild, Kutter Kortis.
In lieu of flowers, the family has designated memorials be made to King Baptist Church, 601 CR 135, Gatesville, TX 76528.