Richard Alan Herring 1963-2018

RICHARD ALAN HERRING

2 January 1963 ~ 11 January 2018

This is me and my Papa……Papa had big plans for my future. He was going to teach me how to build things and fly airplanes, but Papa got real sick and they couldn’t heal him, so he left me and mama.  He was my mama’s best friend.  He left us on Thursday, January 11 at 4:25 in the afternoon.  Papa and grandma are together again, but we will miss him so much.

He leaves behind to mourn him:

  • His daughter, Rikki Herring (Zach Puckett) and grandson Grayson Puckett of Jones, OK;
  • Mother, Fran Herring of Midwest City, OK;
  • Sister, Cindy (Rick) Cole of Moore, OK;
  • Brother, Randy (Becky) Herring of Lawton, OK;
  • Nephews

o   Richard (Brenda) Paulk II of Moore, OK,

o   Randon Paulk of Norman, OK,

o   Brian Herring of Lawton, OK;

  • Nieces

o   Amy Herring and Mary Cook of Lawton, OK;

  • Grand-nephew, Trey Paulk of Moore, OK;
  • Grand-niece, April Lopez of Oklahoma City, OK;
  • Sister-in-law, Kathy (Larry) Hagen of Louisville, IL;
  • Brother-in-law, Tom Hale of Louisville, IL.

as well as many extended family and friends.

Papa was a truck driver and had worked hard every day of his life till he stopped to take care of my grandma after she became ill.  He was her sole caregiver for two years. Papa was an amazing man.  He would stop whatever he was doing to help family, friends or even strangers; never asking for anything in return.  God didn’t make many like him and we were so honored that he belonged to us.  Life won’t be the same without him.  We love you Papa.  I will always be Papa’s boy.

Rick was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Carla Sue in 2017 and his father Don in 2013.

Memorial service will be Friday, January 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM.  Lambuth Methodist Church, 3823 S Shields Blvd, OKC, OK 73129

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ricks name to Lambuth Food Pantry.

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