Claude Herron

Friday, August 20, 2004

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Claude L. Herron, 80, of West Plains, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains.

He was born Aug. 16, 1924, at Elvins, Mo., son of Charles J. and Leona S. Shrum Herron. He and Etta Mae Hendrix were married Nov. 23, 1946. She died Nov. 29, 1994.

Herron retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in West Plains. He was a member of Elk Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in West Plains.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Grantham of Perryville; a son, Greg Herron of West Plains; two sisters, Gladys Zahner and Mabel Johnson; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by four brothers.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home Saturday from noon to time of service.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Don Estes and Alan Martin officiating. Burial will be in Whitewater Cemetery at Yount, Mo.