Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
John W. Herron, 64, Greenville, died at 4:25 p.m. Jan. 8, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
He was born May 11, 1946, in Celina, to James D. and Irene Schott Herron. His mother survives in St. Henry and his father is deceased. On July 19, 1968, he married Bonnie Kelch, who survives in Greenville.
Also surviving are a son, Tim (Angela) Herron, Lebanon; two brothers, James (Karen) Herron Jr., Worthington, and Robert (Donna) Herron, Greenville; a sister, Lea Huntwork, Union City; a father-in-law, John Kelch, Greenville; and two grandchildren.
Also deceased are his mother-in-law, Doris Kelch; and a brother-in-law, Paul Huntwork.
He worked at GTI for 12 years and at Lobdell Emery in Winchester, Ind., for 23 years. He was a member of the 196th light infantry brigade for the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War, where he received two purple hearts. He was a member of the Greenville Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, the Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial with a graveside military service conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard is at the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Greenville.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Darke County Cancer Association.
Condolences may be left at www.zecharbailey.com.
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