Donald R. "Duck" Herron
1939 - 2007
Chandlerville, IL - Donald R. "Duck" Herron, 67, of Chandlerville, IL passed away at 10:53 am Thurs., May 31, 2007 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1939 in Beardstown, IL the son of Huey Thomas and Henrietta LaVerne Turner Herron. He married Mary Ross May 5, 1961 in Mt. Sterling, IL and she survives.
Mr. Herron was of the Baptist Faith, he worked for 7 years on the Illinois and Mississippi River as a deck hand, he then worked for Holsom Bread in Jacksonville for 5 years the worked for Oscar Meyer in Beardstown for 15 years, following that he worked as an evening shift supervisor in the house keeping department of Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville from where he retired. In addition to these occupations, he operated the Family Theater in Chandlerville from 1968 until 1980 and also delivered newspapers for the Jacksonville Courier and the Springfield State Journal Register.
In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by three daughters, Diana L. (Barry) Bussone of Springfield, IL; Dona C. (Robby) Huffman of Chandlerville and Susan J. (Tony) Towery of Chandlerville. Six grandchildren and one brother, Richard E. Herron of Jacksonville also survive.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, June 3, 2007 at the Chandlerville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until 2:00 pm at the Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home in Chandlerville. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hurleyfh.com
There will be a luncheon held at the Chandlerville American Legion from 3 - 5 p.m. following the services.